In a world where social distancing has unfortunately become our every day norm, dividing families, and people everywhere. Who would have ever thought that we could still enjoy a social life, and get back to building relations which actual human beings?
What if I told you it was still possible.
True. We’re not there yet – in fact we have a very long way to go. Remaining ever cautious and safe for the well-being of ourselves and others – meaning rules and regulations still need to be upheld and followed.
“Zoom calls are now being the primary option for work-related meetings and calls.”
But, as every day unfolds, and one by one doors begin to open (Thank you Boris!) we become steps closer to bringing back our social-existing world.
So what about dating?
Scary for some – especially when met face to face with the assumedly and desirable “one”. However, it is found that more people in today’s society are still managing to “healthily” maintain connections everywhere simply by interacting with a visual image of their “other halves” (and themselves) on screens. Which thankfully today’s wonderful technology has enabled dating enthusiasts everywhere to do.
- Be yourself. Now I know that hiding behind a screen can make you feel as though you can play as a completely different person, and therefore feel sometimes invincible. But let’s be realistic. At the end of all the “banter” you want to (hopefully) meet this person you’ve devoted your hours to, and if you’ve strewn them along with tales of who you aren’t, well then it’s going to be a very difficult conversation when it comes to actually meeting them face-to-face.
- Be completely honest about what you’re looking for. In your online dating profiles, there are sections in which you can dictate just what you’re hoping to gain; whether that’s a relationship, something a little less serious or maybe even just a friend (Yep! They have the option for those too!). Just be sure to be as open and as honest as you can be when filling out these sections in order to achieve maximum satisfaction and therefore avoid disappointment.
Socially interacting online has enabled us to virtually open up our neighbourhoods and our lives. To actually have the opportunity to meet someone who you might have never met or crossed paths with simply by an act of chance.
And if there is a place that you normally reside at, or spend most of your time, then simply expand your social circle by extending your search radius and meet people around there too.
The options are limitless as long as you are open to meet others, you don’t have to be an extrovert. You just have to be willing.
Best Ice breakers?
And what better way to start a conversation, than by instigating a few nostalgic get-to-know-me fun tasks, and games;
- Truth or dare – Be prepared to learn some true juicy facts about the other person in a fun, daring and engaging way.
- Movie night – Just because they’re not “physically” with you doesn’t mean that they can’t “be with you” by cosying up together and indulging in either an iconic movie or your favourite love story.
- Cook together – It’s time to get physical! In the most delicious way of course! Show off your culinary skills by surprising them with what a chef you can truly be in the kitchen for when they get the opportunity to actually be in your kitchen! And of course rate their efforts too! Don’t let it be one-sided!
- Get adventurous – As previously mentioned. You don’t have to stay in one spot. Travel, adventure and explore. The beauty of online dating is you take it with you, it’s portable; You want to try Cumbria Dating perhaps? Try looking up a Cumbria Dating Site. Be free. Be limitless.
Which ever scenario you decide to choose, remember always to stay true to who you are, and if the person you meet is worth “any of their salt”, then they’ll love you for being that person too.
Before meeting my other half, I would travel and visit various places just on the off-chance that I too could have the fairy-book chance of meeting my Prince Charming. However, it wasn’t meant to be. And that’s fine.
Online dating for me was where I found my sweetheart, and 9 years on with our (now) six-year-old boy things have remained as ever strong, beautiful and perfect.