In times like this, we need to remember that we cannot control the situation but we can choose how to perceive it. For instance, the term “Social Distancing” sets us up for a negative mindset of perceived social isolation when really we should be “socially connecting while physically distancing.” When you flip to this mindset and perception, it is easier to see the opportunities for connection.
Singles looking to meet other singles still have options despite the stay at home suggestion! In fact, I personally believe this is the absolute best time for singles to be dating, virtually that is! Keep using your favorite dating app or try out a few new ones to find new potential dates. Learn how to virtually date “like a pro,” using the suggestions below.
There is a hidden benefit to virtual dating during the pandemic. It forces you to slow dating down and actually take the time to get to know someone and form a connection before you “go out” or meet face to face. In many ways, the pandemic is the antidote to casual hookups and may even result in more healthy relationships forming during this time of physically distancing!
For virtual first dates, I recommend having a brief, virtual “meet and greet.” This is what us matchmakers refer to as “Screen in Fifteen.” Consider a virtual “coffee date” to get to know each other using a video chat platform.
Here are some pointers:
For more tips, check out this video from youtube:
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Have fun virtually dating!