Quarantine and lockdown conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic have left people feeling lonely. This can be even worse if you’re single and looking to find love. Our article explores ways that online dating can help with this. Join us as we look at some of the ways you can still find love in quarantine!
Covid-19 has drastically reshaped our world, and we are all adapting to it. Loneliness takes a very real physical and emotional toll and, if you're single right now, panic may be starting to set in. How will it be possible to date while social distancing? What are the best dating sites for meeting people in a pandemic? Can you find love without online dating? Our article delves into some of the problems that might be cropping up if you want to find love in quarantine!
- Embrace the Art of Conversation
Hooking up is not the best option under pandemic conditions. Conversation is the new “Netflix and chill.” While some may miss the flirty fun of casual dating, those who want to find love should embrace this change. Quarantine and virtual dating offer unique opportunities to discuss things on a deeper level with no pressure to get physical. Whether you chat via messenger or on video calls, or both, you’ll have plenty of time to find out whether you share a deep connection or not.
- Shake Up Your Dates
Dating should never be boring under any circumstances but especially not under quarantine. Pandemic life has given us all a chance to re-evaluate and a sense of perspective on things. If you’re the sort of person who was intimidated by dates before, try to let this fear go now. Life’s too short to be lonely and, with a positive attitude and the right approach, you will find love. Try playing a game online together or virtually watching a movie together. If you’re wondering where to find love online, dating sites and message boards are bound to be full of other single people feeling lonely in quarantine.
- Establish a Schedule for Checking In
If you're dating someone in quarantine, but still living apart, you may find that lockdown brings up its own set of new problems. If you're used to hanging out at each other's apartments, you may feel a horrible lack of each other's presence. Don't panic! Online connection is never quite as satisfying as personal, but it doesn't have to be the end. If you want to find love long-term in your new relationship, establish a schedule to know when you should check in with each other. Communicating online can make people feel insecure, and silence can lead to panic. But if you will know some particular time when you see each other, this will give confidence and warm feelings.
- Get Frisky Online
Phone-sex has never been hotter! Now is the time to experiment, unleash your inhibitions, and try something new. Old-fashioned voice on voice communication is a good place to start. If you’re with a new partner and looking to find love long-term, start by revealing small details about what you like and moving on from there. You can always stop if you feel uncomfortable, and you'll learn more about your partner along the way.
- Find love Outdoors
If you don’t like online dating, can you find love without the internet during a pandemic? It might not be the easiest way to find love, but it is possible. If you can, ask friends to set you up and then arrange an outdoor date. If you can't find love this way, try volunteering with local support services to meet new people or join outdoor fitness classes or walking groups. But don’t forget about safety!
Wherever you are, we hope these tips have helped you find love and stave off loneliness in quarantine!
Final Call: How do you think, is it possible to find real love online? Have you tried it before? Share your experiences in the comments!
Miranda Davis is a freelance writer in the relation and psychology area. Miranda is interested in such topics as building healthy relationships between people, love/sex compatibility, and how to find the right balance in life in general. She is currently doing specific research on the topic. Miranda loves cooking and long-distance walking.