Before the outbreak of a global pandemic, finding love has proven to be a war that leaves scars. Now add a serious deadly virus, followed by lockdowns and stay at home orders to curb it’s spread, and you have a serious issue at hand. The COVID-19 has unexpectedly and successfully crippled social life of people and the dating world in general. But, thanks to technology, survival isn’t based on being outside all the time. During this time, people have shifted focus from physical to virtual meetings and lots of activities are executed in the comfort of their homes. Furthermore, social life has been restructured and replaced with virtual reality. With all these happenings, one is forced to ask how love, relationship, and friendship can thrive from home.
Love is a beautiful thing especially with the right person. Connection with humans is as important as breathing air. With the ban on social activities and physical contact, here are some few tips to help you find love during this time.
It Starts with You
The lockdown period has taken its toll psychologically and emotionally on many individuals. Instead of brooding alone, you should create time to understand yourself more, work on your negative attitude and cutaway any unnecessary attachment. To build an effective relationship, you have to reduce your insecurities. Review what you feel about your body structure, romance, relationship goals, and lots more.
Zoom and FaceTime Meetups
In lieu of cocktails, dinner and meeting in a park, try out Zoom and FaceTime dates. Reports have revealed that many have switched to zoom, FaceTime and other meeting apps for virtual dates since the pandemic started. All you need is to create time for yourself to redefine what intimacy means to you. Lack of touch doesn’t mean out of feelings.
Give Dating Websites a chance
Before the ban on social gatherings and activities, so many folks are weary of online dating and dating sites but this might just be the time for you to give dating sites and apps a chance. Hook yourself up with someone from these platforms. Find a balance in creating connections. Communication helps us understand each other and gives us an insight into the type of person you’re dealing with. You can also ask folks to link you up with people through blind dates (for the introverts). Engage yourselves with lots of phone calls, messages, and other activities.
As much as there is a ban on social gatherings, if you love the conventional method of enjoying a relationship, you can still meet up physically. However, it’s important to ensure all preventive measures are adhered to, and there is a level of trust and understanding between you and your potential date. Avoid physical contact with your partner as much as possible. Create beautiful memories, but with social distancing in mind.
Before you decide to begin the search, you have to maintain a positive attitude towards yourself. You might have experienced lots of relationship hitches but that shouldn’t derail your spirit. Use this lockdown as an advantage to restart and try again. Do not silk alone in your room – meet lots of people, and make sure to understand their attitude well. Expand your horizon across nationalities and tribes, love could be waiting anywhere.
Before establishing a relationship, it’s best to start with friendship. Understand each other as friends/best friends. Use this period to establish the friendship, be keen on making it work, remember it takes commitment to make a relationship work. Most importantly, stay safe.