In the past few months we have been launched into home quarantine, remote working, and social distancing. Thrown from the routines we were used to, we have been forced to adjust to more restriction than most of us have ever faced before.
While the world rushes to television and laptop screens for cyber-based soothing, what happens to the millions of singles who have suddenly lost their access to dating opportunities overnight?
Thankfully there is still hope for the single daters out there! Covid-19 doesn’t have to stop your fun - far from it, in fact. All you need is the know how…
Here are 5 tips to super-boost your dating life during lockdown and beyond:
1. Decide what you want
In the not so distant past we were used to being busy. Hectic schedules didn’t allow for much self-reflection time. If you are frustrated with cycles of bad dates with the wrong people, then this is the perfect time to reevaluate your choices and change that. Think through who you are choosing to date. This could become a turning point in your romantic life!
2. Trust the experts
Instead of leaving romance to chance, bring in the professionals. Whether it’s a dating coach to help you nail those opening communications, a pro photographer to get your online profile to (literally) show your best side, do what you need to put fresh energy into your online dating experiences because you’re worth the investment!
3. Arrange dates on-screen
Meeting for an online video call with a potential match can be a really fun experience! It maybe the first time you are giving on-screen online dating a shot but hey, you’re definitely not alone in this. Many other singles are breaking conventional ways to meeting new people online too. Be creative and setup your own “dinner date” by ordering pizzas to each other’s respective homes and “dine-in together”. Clink wine glasses together through the screens and download an interactive game such as Charades or Truth or Dare to help you break the ice.
4. Work on your self-value
The foundation of any great partnership is having a great relationship with yourself first. Without self-appreciation, you cannot build a truly healthy happy romantic life. So, dress up as you would for a date out and take time for yourself to get ready because when you look good you’ll feel good too! Most importantly, instead of calming your nerves with a couple of tequila shots, practice using words of affirmation on yourself in front of the mirror for that confidence booster. Repeat these words over and over again until you own it, “I am confident, amazing and worthy!”
5. Be gentle with yourself
None of us were prepared for the pandemic. It’s vital to your wellbeing right now that you remain kind to yourself. Be forgiving of how you’re feeling day to day. The right person will still be there, even if you have to take a few days off from the search process. Mental health should always be a priority, single or otherwise. Strengthen your experiences on and offline by building your personal value during lockdown. Your post-quarantine self will thank you for it.
Embrace these 5 tips to equip yourself with the tools you need to enjoy your online dating life again - both in the current lockdown situation and far beyond!
Start putting these steps into action to turn lacklustre lockdown into something far more special. Go start prepping your outfits for those Zoom dates!
Who knows what - or who - could be waiting for you on the other side…