We are still in a global pandemic, which means that it is not easy to meet potential partners as it once was. Although we are to mask up, and take precautions that we never thought of before 2020, it doesn’t mean we should write off dating completely. There are safe ways to meet people – with mutual trust in each other, of course.
Before meeting an online acquaintance, I would suggest chatting for a few months. It sounds boring, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are three ways you can make these pandemic dates creative and fun, prior to meeting your potential partner.
Tip #1: Get ice cream and go on a video chat at the park.
In the getting to know each other phase, it’s important to feel each other out and communicate. Setting this foundation helps you understand each other more, before physically meeting. I think it’s important to do this to make sure you both are on the same page before proceeding to meet IRL. Once the initial video chats are on the clear, doing this in person could be a great way to meet, and an icebreaker remembering the time you did this via technology.
Tip #2: Make a playlist together and listen to them on walks.
For my music lovers, this could be the equivalent of going to a show together. In my opinion, sharing playlists and memories of certain songs that you used to be obsessed with at certain points in your life is incredibly intimate. You can learn so much studying your potential partner’s favorite lyrics and bands. You can potentially understand your partner’s youth and mindset through their favorite lyrics. Bottom line is everyone wants to be understood and seen.
Tip #3: Ask all the questions.
You don’t have anything to lose. You are single right now, and you already know what it is to be single, and it’s not a bad thing. But now that you have a potential partner in mind, ask everything you’re curious about – there are no reservations. Oftentimes, people are shy or nervous about their ideal partner thinking they are “too much” for asking questions. But the truth is that you’ll never be “too much” for your divine partner. So don’t be afraid of asking or saying what’s exactly on your mind. Dating is an investment, and your time is valuable, so don’t waste it on people that don’t match your expectations. You’re not too much.
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