Pt. 1 – Online Dating
When every day on the news all you hear about is a Global Pandemic COVID-19 and the need to Social Distance, dating may not be the first thing that comes to mind; however at the end of the day, when you have finished working from home and you have settled in for the evening the lonely kicks in and you may be tempted to get back on those dating apps and see what’s out there. Being single and trying to date in 2020 is a struggle without a Global Pandemic cramping your style. But what are you supposed to do when you meet someone that really catches your eye but #SocialDistancing is the trending hashtag?
There are so many online dating tools out there! Websites such as Zoosk, Plenty of Fish, Match, EHarmony, and Apps like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and hundreds more make it easier and easier to make that first connection, but then what? You email and text back and forth for a while and feel like you are ready for the next step. When the country is under strict “shelter in place” regulations due to COVID-19, what is the next step after so many texts? Maybe a phone call? Or better yet, face-time to see if that profile picture matches the real thing. Let’s say you are really feeling that connection and want to be creative and stand out from the rest of the people she/he is talking to, what do you do? You really want her/him to know you are interested without endangering either of you. Here are a few suggestions to take your new online relationship the next step while social distancing.