by Nemanja Marinkov
The year 2020 has shown everyone how many things we take for granted as a collective. A lot of us were made to stay at home, and self-reflect, which also changed the way we interact with one another.
Dating has been hit the most, and this new situation made us face a new reality: the dating world isn’t going to be the same. So if you feel stuck by this, and want to continue dating without sacrificing your health, here are some dating tips in time of COVID-19 that will help you get started.
Be More Selective:
Before the pandemic, it was normal to swipe right without thinking about it. But, now things are different, and being selective while dating can help you. Therefore, it’s better to focus on someone’s inner qualities rather than their looks or wealth.
Of course, having criteria is fine, but also pay attention to the way a person makes you feel while you’re texting or spending time together.
Don’t Be Shy to go Remote:
Since lockdowns are mandatory in many places, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of remote dating. When you’re on a video call, you still get a chance to see someone’s face and hear their voice, while also checking out their mannerisms.
Now, everyone knows that Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime aren’t the most romantic ways to talk, but they’re still better than going no-contact in the middle of the pandemic.
Dressing up for a date is often a double-edged sword. So, if you love dressing more provocatively, feel free to do so. However, if you’re going for a midday date, then it’s better to choose something casual and elegant.
Many fashion trends offer amazing combos, such as jeans, a teddy coat, and leather boots. Remember that being sexy often comes from the inside, so if you want to dress up, it’s best to go for something laidback and cute.
Ask the Right Questions:
Being direct is the only way to learn about someone and establish a true connection in the process. This is especially important if you plan a long-term relationship. Therefore, it’s okay to be upfront about it, but try not to sound too desperate.
Questions about future plans, marriage, and kids are fine, still make sure to drop them casually into the conversation, rather than firing them right away.
Sometimes, dating in the digital age requires a lot of nuances, so be careful about your tone and choice of words. That way, your date will feel more compelled to answer the questions, and you won’t feel like you have to force the talk about certain topics.
Pick a Safe Location:
Wearing face masks and disinfecting your hands on the first date isn’t ideal, but it’s part of the world we live in now. Therefore, if you plan to go on a date, pick a safe location that respects social-distancing rules. Also, if you’re going to grab a coffee or a quick bite, make sure to go to a place that is clean and follows the local COVID-19 rules and guidance.
So, if you’re eager to find someone, that might actually come back to bite you, because you might link up with someone who isn’t the right person for you. Instead, take your time to meet someone, ask the right questions, and give yourself a chance to process all your feelings.
That will also help you weigh all the pros and cons, which is important when looking to date someone. Finally, remember that planning relationship goals should begin after you start dating, not before.
Dating in the time of COVID-19 doesn’t have to be hard, but it requires you to be alert and smart. These tips will surely help you have fun and meet someone special that is meaningful for you.
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