The COVID-19 outbreak is creating unprecedented disruption across the globe.
This global pandemic is going to have a lasting effect on love, relationships and dating.
Today I’m going to be outlining the ways COVID-19 will impact your dating life and how you should act to stay safe in love, moving forward.
1. Remember Being Single Sucks
If you’re single, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this time is especially difficult and lonely. Not only do you not have a partner to rely on in this difficult time, it’s not so easy to go out and meet someone new.
COVID-19 means that you’re getting all the downsides of being single with none of the upsides.
With that in mind, take it easy on yourself and do whatever it takes to prevent slipping into despair.
For me, it’s a hot cup of green tea in the evenings and a movie on Netflix. For you it might be yoga. The important thing is to find an activity that calms and centers you and make time for it whenever possible.
2. Tinder Is More Relevant Than Ever
If you’ve been staying away from dating apps, now may be the time to get onboard.
Tinder is tailor made for just this kind of scenario. It’s a great way to meet people without ever having to leave your house.
Now’s the time to take some sexy selfies and write that perfect bio that you’ve been putting off.
If you do connect with someone interesting off of dating apps, there are plenty of ways for you two to get to know one another that don’t require meeting in person.
There are plenty of dating apps out there but Tinder is still the best dating app for women.
3. Try Unconventional dates
Some of you have probably seen the viral video about the guy who asked a girl out with a drone.
The lesson here is that dating during COVID means thinking outside the box.
Think up some unique ideas for dates that don’t require a face to face meeting. You could watch Netflix together over Skype, hop on Facetime and go for a walk together, or go old school with a phone call–the sky’s the limit.
The important thing is to keep positive and upbeat and think of this as a challenge. There are a million people meeting their soulmates right now and you could be next.
4. Slow It Down
As I said before, loneliness is a problem now more than ever due to the social distancing rules. This loneliness can lead to desperation which is a huge turn off.
Remember that you’re still valuable and that everyone is going through this together.
Don’t get too attached to a guy too quickly before meeting him. Don’t push for exclusivity during this uncertain time, and don’t use the quarantine as an excuse for clingy behaviour.
Remember, this distance can actually have a positive effect on your dating life.
There’s nothing that connects two people quite like sexual tension and nothing builds sexual tension like being unable to meet. Just don’t get ghosted.
5. Safety Is The Number One Priority
Love is so important but safety comes first. Make sure you’re following proper social distancing rules.
Don’t meet up until it is safe, and, of course, wash your hands constantly.
It may be tempting to break the rules and meet in real life, but remember that you shouldn’t make an exception, no matter how cute they happen to be.
Stay home, stay clean, stay safe.
6. Consider Reconnecting With An Ex
I don’t normally advise dating exes but desperate times call for desperate measures. We all have that one that got away and now is a great time to give it another shot. Reach out to them and just see where things stand.
If you’re looking to reconnect with an ex, I always recommend Brad Browning’s Ex Factor Guide. He has cracked the code on winning back an ex, no matter how badly things ended up.
A COVID-19 Pickup Line
Still here? Here’s the promised pickup line to use on that quarantined cutie in your life:
If I could rearrange the alphabet I’d put U and I 6 feet apart.
Corny to be sure but it lets a guy know that you can still have fun, despite what’s happening in the world, and that can be huge.