In the 21st Century, dating has become a big business as it has never been easier to meet people, whether online or in real life. However, the Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything as, for the last few months at least, it has become impossible to meet anyone due to the lockdowns in place. This has led to the whole dating industry to change the way that people go about interacting with each other when they are looking for love. Here we are going to take a look at what has changed and how to adapt to the new realities of dating during the pandemic.
The “New Normal” Speed Dating
Speed dating used to be one of the best ways to find a potential partner as the set up allowed you to meet 15-20 people over an evening, and even for the least confident daters, this meant that the chances of finding a perfect match were greatly increased. Well, all is not lost, as the speed dating industry has adapted to the pandemic by moving on to online platforms such as Zoom. Now, from the comfort of your own home, you can speed date virtually, which brings the majority of the benefits that real-life speed dating would, but without the hassle of having to go anywhere. If you find a perfect match, it is just as easy to carry on where you left off from your date. You can sign up and increase your chances of finding love.
We Text More
The way we interact with our dates has changed somewhat because now we are meeting people over dating apps and then we spend a mountain of time whittling them down via an endless exchange of text messages before we pluck up the courage to actually talk to someone. This has meant that we have had to up our texting game if we don’t want to miss out on finding the one. A technology expert from www.alrigh.com, recommends that you do your research on platforms such as Whatsapp so that you know all the little tips and tricks to make the best use of the app. Given the amount of time you will be spending on it, it will be well worth your while!
The Rise of Virtual Dating
As real-life dating is non-existent these days, the only way that we can get to know someone better is by talking to them over a video app such as Skype. Ok, it is not like sitting in a bar, getting to know someone over a bottle of wine, but it still has its benefits. It allows both of you to dress up in your finest clothes and you can prepare a bottle of wine and a meal in advance to give it the same feel as a real date. Sure, you may not be able to go on anywhere, afterward, but there is always the possibility of some risque behavior if you really can’t keep your ‘virtual’ hands off each other!
In the ‘old’ world pre-pandemic, it was common to go on a night out, meet somebody you liked, and then wake up with them in the morning, without knowing much about the other person aside from the fact you had the hots for them the night before. Well, this has all changed, as sex is off the table. It is simply not going to happen on the first date, which means that we have had to revert to old school dating methods, like actually getting to know someone. The pressure to have sex or even initiate a kiss has been removed, so that when you finally meet in person you will be able to experience these joys with someone that you have taken the time to get to know properly. Your parents would be so proud!
The flip side to the fact that sex is not happening is that you can spend time trying to woo your prospective partner by being more romantic. You can still make little gestures, however, like sending someone flowers. You could get in touch with your literary side and write them a poem, or even knit your new beau a scarf for the winter. Do something different that will really mean something to the other person and your love life will improve immeasurably.
Dating, as we have just discovered, has become a whole new ball game since the outbreak of the pandemic as it is no longer possible to meet people in person. The internet has come to the fore, whether just to talk to people on an app or to take part in an activity like speed dating. Less sex means more time to get to know someone, and this can lead to romantic gestures that could melt your heart for a lifetime. Welcome to the new world of dating!