Dating and Meeting People During Social Distancing

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Can we agree that there is nothing social about social distancing?

As humans we are social animals. We need people and we need to be close to people.

That is why the dating scene is in such a flurry at the moment as people try to make sense of the situation, they find themselves in.

It is only temporary. We cannot sustain living under such conditions for long, and thankfully we will not have to.

But in the meantime.

How Things Are Different

Dating is fun and exciting. Choose the correct online platform and you are god to go. Like Dating.com – you just need to read the latest Dating customer review and sign up to the site.

Nothing has changed there – sign up you can choose which dating companies you want to use and get introduced new people online with a view to meeting up in person.

Your first couple of dates are going to be awkward, there is no getting around that.

If you meet in a bar or restaurant, then there are going to be a set of rules that you will have to follow before you are allowed to dine there

Are There Any Benefits?

Matt Villano at CNN suggests that there may be some benefts to dating in these uncertain times.

A chance to connect on a more emotional level may well be one of these.

Less pressure to move forwards too quickly could be another and one that is certainly a possibility.

Time will tell, and so will the statistics of relationships that formed during 2020 as we move forward and can look back at this time of crisis.

Maybe this is a great time to ‘get out there’ and do something different! CNET writer Erin Carson suggests 9 awesome ways you can virtually date. From virtual escape rooms to museum tours, there got to be something in this list for everyone.

So, there’s always the option of stepping out of your comfort zone – life isn’t all about drinks at the bar after all.

When Life Gives You Lemons

It is time to make lemonade!

Now is the time to make the best of what you have got.

Showcase your talents.

And how better can you do that than by talking about them. Talking may be a lost art in a world of social media and instant messaging, but without talking you will never really get to know anyone.

Use this opportunity. Learn how to communicate more effectively.

Everyone likes to talk about themselves. It is part of who we are. So, ask questions. Ask your date to actually tell you about themselves. What they like to do, what makes them happy and what their plans for the future are.

You may well be surprised. For better or worse, that surprise will be something you won’t regret.

When you start asking questions of your date, they will follow suit.

It does not matter how far away from each other you are – the exchange of ideas and emotions will bond you like nothing else can.

And when this is all over, you may just have something that lasts a lifetime.

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