How to Date Post-Pandemic
It’s true the pandemic isn’t officially over, but everyday we get a bit closer. For some of us, we haven’t dated since before the pandemic started over a year and a half ago, and now, we are in need of that touch we miss so much. Some are still apprehensive about how to go about dating in this new world of ours, but it isn’t impossible to get back on the dating scene. Here are a few ways you can start dating again and meeting people again without feeling like you’re putting yourself at risk during these trying times.
The dating apps have come a long way since the start of the pandemic, and one of the biggest ways they have changed is they now offer video dating. This is a great way to make sure the person you like is actually the person in the picture. Video dating is also an alternative to going out to crowded places that you may not be ready to visit yet.
With video dating and app dating, you can open yourself up to a whole new world without leaving the comfort of your space, until you are ready to leave and be social in person.
It may seem like a throwback, but chatline dating is all the rage. It’s exactly as the name suggests, you pick chatline dating numbers and you make a message and you start browsing all the lines and start phone dating. This is a certifiable way to know how well you can converse with someone. Text messages can be so informal and hard to read, but by talking to someone on the phone, you can hear the tone of their voice and really get to know them.
This is also a way to have phone sex and really find out if your sexual compatibility is as good as you hope it is.
Small Gatherings of Friends
Not everyone is ready to be out in a large group of people yet, so the club scene, the cooking classes, and the speed dating are all going to have to hold off for a minute. What you can do that is comfortable is having small gatherings with friends. If someone is willing to host a small party that everyone is comfortable with, you can meet a new friend or two.
Just make sure you alert your friends to the fact that you are single and ready to mingle and make sure they put their most potential single friends on the invite list for you to get to know in a setting that is comfortable, familiar, and quiet enough to really have a great conversation.
Now that socializing has been altered for the foreseeable future, there are going to have to be clever ways to really put yourself out there. Remember to do what is comfortable for you and don’t compromise your boundaries to make someone else happy. Do you, feel safe, and find your next great love.