This year has completely changed the way everything has been working for centuries. COVID-19 has brought with it so many changes that it is becoming hard to cope with everything that has been happening.
This is especially hard for people who are single and alone and have become even lonelier during this time. Everyone deserves to go on a date and have a good time every once in a while.
Of course, with COVID-19 this has become extremely difficult. You can't meet up the old way by going for drinks, dinner, or the movies. So, how do you adapt to these changing times and go dating during the pandemic?
Keep reading to find out!
Embrace The World Of Online Dating
Sometimes, technology is a blessing. Thank God for dating apps and websites that make it extremely easy to connect. Research has shown that during the pandemic online dating apps have seen an increase in users. Tinder saw its highest number of swipes just a month ago.
This is why if you haven't embraced this world then you need to. You will find people who are also looking for the same thing as you. You will get some much-needed company during this quarantine.
Which brings us to our next point.
Don't Assume Anything
Just because someone is talking to you on the app and wants to chat or video call, it doesn't mean they will be willing to meet you in person. This is because people need to consider the risk of COVID-19 and so many will be hesitant about dating in person.
This is why it is important to first figure out what you want. Are you willing to meet someone you don't know in person and date them or hook up with them?
Whatever you may want to do, you need to tell the other person from the beginning. This will set aside any unnecessary expectations and so you both will be on the same page. If they are not then you can just find someone else who is.
COVID-19 has added the health risk to the already complicated world of dating which has made things lonely for some. Be direct and honest in your approach.
Experiment With New Ways
If you do find someone and you want to enjoy their company then find new ways of connecting. Embrace the gift of video-calling and try to experiment on this platform. You may be surprised by what you discover!
After all, many people have done long-distance relationships and so you can think of this as one too. Only meet if you are both comfortable but if you are not then do everything you can on video calling platforms to enjoy each other's company.
This way you will enjoy the world of dating from the comfort of your own home.
Don't Forget The Mask
While it is a pandemic, in the end, we are all humans. We want some physical company of another person to feel better and enjoy the time. Let's say you joined a dating app, found someone you like and you have been talking on the phone and video calling for a while now.
There will come a time where you both would want to see each other. Let's face it video calling is fun but it can never replace having someone next to you. In this case, it is important to set out some rules from the beginning.
Talk about what both of you expect from the meetup and how far you are willing to go. This will help you understand what you both want and then you can find a middle ground where you are both happy.
In such a scenario, you must take the necessary precautions needed during COVID-19. Wearing a mask when you go out and carry a sanitizer with you as well. Don't make contact unless you are both sanitized and clean.
However, if you want to take it to the next level then that is completely up to you. Don't just start doing anything. Instead, be polite and ask if the person wants to engage in physical activity. Only then proceed.
Dating has become even more difficult during COVID-19 but it is not impossible. All you have to do is be extra careful and go the extra mile instead of meeting someone right after talking to them.
Take your time with it and when you do decide to meet, take the necessary precautions. After all, we all deserve some company and fun in life!