Since March this year we have been living with a pandemic. Due to the spread of COVID-19, we are experiencing our second national lockdown. Many have experienced local restrictions, in between these lockdowns too. It’s likely that when we come out of lockdown, many of us will be plunged into a local tier restriction, which may not be that different. I think we all want to do our bit to help out, but it’s frustrating to see others happy in relationships, when you can’t get out and get dating. That said, there are ways to date during lockdowns and here are my tips on how to make that work.
Check out local dating sites
With the realisation setting in that Covid-19, may lead to global lockdowns and local restrictions continuing well into 2021. For singles, and those in poly relationships looking for love, it may be most beneficial to seek out local dating sites. The early days of a new relationship can be exciting and if you have a local love you’ll be able to see more of each other.
For example, if you live in Suffolk, it may be more beneficial for you to look for Suffolk singles. Some sites are great for allowing singles from all over the world to connect with one and other, but these days it’s proving difficult to travel for love.
No one is sure when travel bans will be lifted, but staying close to home is likely to be a phenomenon for quite a bit longer. So now is probably the time to be seeking out Suffolk dating, after all it may be that the love of your life lives virtually on the doorstep.
Take your time
Take the time to get to know someone a little better online before taking the plunge to meet them face to face. The chances are you’ll have more successful dates that way because you will already have established a rapport and will know that you are interested in each other. You’ll feel more confident meeting them for the first time because you’ll already know them quite well.
Be imaginative about date activities
So you can’t go out to dinner or meet in a coffee shop or have a drink in a pub, but there are ways you can meet face to face if you use a little imagination. Meet up at a local beauty spot for a walk. Often these places are quite busy at the moment, so you’ll probably feel safe. If you want to be extra cautious, get some friends to come along for a walk with you. Another option would be to seek out an outdoor event to go to, maybe a farmer’s market or an outdoor art exhibition. You’ll have something to talk about as you get used to each other’s company.
Love really doesn’t have to be on the back burner. Many people still are looking for love, even in the throws of a global pandemic. You just need to find some new ways of finding them, a way of lockdown dating and be innovative about getting to know them. Think about the stories you’ll be able to tell in the future of your love that got started during the coronavirus pandemic.