Everything has changed since Covid-19 has hit & it hit us hard, really hard.
We’ve gone months without seeing our family & friends, missing our favourite people like crazy. Couples have spent more time than ever together, which has been a blessing for some; for others not so much..
However singletons, especially those living alone, have been hit the hardest when it comes to seeing people, meeting people. But dating in lockdown doesn’t have too be non existent, thank the lord for the internet & dating apps!
There are more than 1,500 dating apps or websites out there, so how do you choose?
When it comes to choosing which site to use, I would pick one that’s reputable and that has a large user base. You really need to create a detailed profile to help you to connect with people who are as serious about starting something real as you are.
A good place to start is welovedates, but whichever app or site you choose, just be proactive & don’t be afraid to make the first move.
Online dating has a had a bad reputation for a while now. Dating websites & apps have had bad connotations when it comes to people without clear intentions moving from match to match but this might have all changed during the Covid-19 epidemic.
At first it might have seemed like the dating life was over, well for the foreseeable. However, far from being over it could actually be a blessing in disguise. A lot of single people now believe the crisis has changed the way people think about dating. And many are expecting a kinder – and more serious – future of dating.
Obviously meeting up & physically going out dating in lockdown just hasn’t happened in the past three months. But it has given people the opportunity to connect in a different way, and perhaps build a better, deeper bond. Although you may not be able to meet them right now, other than a distanced stroll in the park, dating slowly and getting to know someone before you meet actually has some real benefits.
Instead of chatting briefly on a dating website then meeting up, the initial ‘talking’ stage has lasted so much longer. There’s been the time to really get to know one another. To talk on the phone, to video chat, to have virtual dates. Some people have even been on more dates than usual, albeit those virtual dates. But dating in lockdown can be as creative as you like.
Spending more time talking before meeting up can really deepen that bond between you.
You’re getting past that awkward stage of asking all the questions & finding out if you really have a proper connection or if it’s just a physical attraction. If you can build a rapport via talking on the phone or through video chats then you will be much less nervous when it comes to finally meeting face to face. You’ll have found out what you have in common, found out more about each other’s like & dislike, about hobbies & about each other’s lives. So on that physical meeting the conversation should just flow. You’ll likely feel like you actually know each other.
Hopefully during this pandemic some people will have made some genuine connections that continue well after lockdown, and that dating from now leads to the relationship they were looking for.