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I think it’s probably safe to say that very few of us want to give up on the idea of finding love despite being in the middle of a global pandemic. We want to believe that even during the most unprecedented of times we can still be happy and find someone who makes us feel special.

Sadly, there’s no rule book on how to date while observing social distancing. And as in many areas of our lives right now, we’re having to learn as we go. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still ramp up that loving feeling in lockdown. Take it from someone who knows!

So, for today’s post, I thought I’d share a few of my top tips on how to date while still observing social distancing. I hope you enjoy having a read:

Young woman in bed using a dating app

01. GIVE ONLINE DATING A TRY

If you’ve never tried online dating before, it can seem a little scary. But you needn’t worry. There are loads of people giving it a try for the first time right now. After all, we’re living in the most unusual times and there’s nothing safer than being in two different places at once and swapping messages on a dating site from a physical health perspective. And it has loads of other advantages too – including the fact that you can build up trust steadily without leaping into a relationship with someone that could be dangerous. Find the right Hertfordshire dating site for your situation and just be honest and upfront about what you’re looking for and what you have to offer too.

Make sure you check out my post on successfully dating online during lockdown too – it’s packed with tips from creating a stellar dating profile that will make you stand out from the crowd, starting a conversation that gets replies and much more!

Couple kissing in masks

02. DON’T BE AFRAID TO GO ON THAT FIRST DATE

If you’re planning on meeting up with someone for the very first time then you’re bound to be nervous. But try not to worry about it too much. After all, you’ll always have something to talk about nowadays as the Coronavirus is affecting everyone. It might sound silly, but it’s something that you’ll easily be able to strike up a conversation about. You could talk about how lockdown has gone for you and encourage your date to do the same. Once you’re chatting, the conversation will start flowing naturally and you can talk about everything from your hobbies and interests to your favourite movies and life stories. And try to make sure you have a giggle with them too – this will show you have a good sense of humour and will make a fun girlfriend or boyfriend in the long run.

Woman on a virtual date

03. WHAT TO DO ON A LOCKDOWN DATE

There’s absolutely no doubt we’re living in testing times right now. And that applies on the dating front too. A lot of the options you would usually do on a date are not possible right now as many places are still closed – or at least only allowing in a handful of people at a time. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. You could book a table at a nearby restaurant or go for walk around a lake or park. This can be so romantic if it’s done with the right person. And if you’re worried about meeting in person while restrictions are still in place, why not consider having a virtual date night instead? I’ve shared some of my favourite virtual date ideas here. I promise, you’ll love them!

Sparkler

04. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE SPARK ALIVE

With many restrictions still in place, you might not be able to see each other as regularly as you would normally. One benefit of this strange time in our lives is that we’re becoming more and more comfortable with video chats. Some sites, such as datehertfordshiresingles.co.uk even allow you to have a video date, or you could hop onto a Zoom or Skype call instead. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting dressed up for a video date either. In fact, it will probably give you a confidence boost and make you feel more excited about it!

I hope I’ve shown you that it’s still possible to date in socially-distanced times with a little goodwill, creativity and the use of the technology we have available to us. You might even find that it’s easier to date nowadays than it was before. After all, you’re much more likely to spend time building a connection with someone you like without having the immediate pressure to start a sexual relationship straightaway. And that’s got to be a good thing, right?

How To Date While Social Distancing

Have you been dating at all during the Coronavirus pandemic?
Be sure to let me know in the comments below.

Louise x

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9 Comments

  1. September 22, 2020 / 3:32 pm

    I have a few friends who are dating, and found it to be a lot different while social distancing, but it can be done, and your tips are spot on to be able to date and social distance at the same time

  2. September 22, 2020 / 6:17 pm

    These sound like some great tips – I am sure that dating is a really whole new world right now with everything going on in the world, but as long as it is done carefully no harm in going out.

  3. September 22, 2020 / 6:30 pm

    Well there’s certainly a lot to talk about on a first date thanks to Covid, no awkward silences needed. However, as much as it would be great to get out on a date at the moment, it’s not social distance etiquette to smooch someone you’ve jst met, not really possible from 2 m away, so I will leave it a little longer! Sim x

  4. September 23, 2020 / 10:04 am

    There are some great tips here. I’ve been in a couple of long-distance relationships in my life so I know what it’s like to date from afar and try and think out of the box! One of my favourite dates was always watching a movie together over webcam x

    Louise | http://www.formidablejoy.com

  5. September 23, 2020 / 10:33 am

    I could not imagine dating at a time like this, it must be so difficult. Great tips

  6. September 23, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    I must admit dating during lockdown last been the last thing on my mind I have even gone as far as deleted all the dating apps but love some of the ideas in the post.

  7. September 23, 2020 / 12:23 pm

    Some great tips on how to date in such strange times. Dating must be so weird now with trying to navigate all the different guidelines!

  8. September 23, 2020 / 4:07 pm

    I can’t imagine even trying to form a new relationship in the current situation right now!

  9. September 23, 2020 / 8:20 pm

    Great advice with single pringles right now especially as winter is coming so dating will be harder but with these tips they cant go far wrong

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