For the newly single or those who were finally ready for a relationship, stay-at-home orders caused by COVID-19 may make it seem like dating life has to come to a halt. But, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
Here’s how you can still have a dating life while social distancing.
Living in the modern world, we are afforded the luxury of online and virtual dating which seem to be the only choices at least for the time being. Be sure to take advantage of what is easily accessible to you.
You may not be down for the usual hook-up apps like Tinder or Grindr. So, if you’re looking for something more long term try out Hinge, Bumble, or Tagged.
You might even want to spring for the big boys like Match.com or Eharmony.
Go through the usual steps of setting up your profile and relay exactly what you are looking for. Once you match with someone, don’t think that you have to wait until after the end of the pandemic to go on a date.
Set up a virtual date via Facetime, Skype, or any other video call service. It’ll definitely give you an excuse to get dressed up and not to mention save some money. Hinge even has a feature that will ask you if you want to plan a virtual date with anyone that you’ve matched with.
If you are already in a relationship or exclusively dating someone and didn’t get the luxury of quarantining with them, then virtual dates are a great option for you too. Don’t allow the physical space to deter you emotionally,
If you’re missing movie night, Netflix now has a great feature in the form of a google chrome extension called Netflix Party. It allows you to watch a movie in sync with anyone that you share the link with and also has a chat window.
All hope for dating in the midst of this time doesn’t have to be lost. Step out of the box and get creative.