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It’s fair to say that just about all aspects of life have changed over the last half a year. And are likely to still continue to change going forwards. With face masks becoming mandatory for the foreseeable future, social distancing measures in shops and limited availability in restaurants, everyone is going to have to get used to this “new normal” that we’re facing. Honestly, who would have ever predicted THIS for 2020?
Another area of life that’s going to change is the dating scene. Particularly in relation to those social distancing measures in restaurants, bars and shops like I mentioned. Casual dating for a lot of people certainly won’t be as easy and carefree anymore and will likely entail some extra planning and organisation. We haven’t been able to go and see our own Grandparents for 4 months, let alone meet up with people and go on dates.
So as we see the UK and other countries around the world ease out of lockdown and back into our new normal every day life, how is casual dating going to change for single people?
Much more emphasis on online dating
The COVID situation really has shown us the power of technology and how beneficial it can be for our every day lives. For those that use an adult dating site such as no strings dating, they’ll be familiar with the benefits of dating sites and I think that will be pushed even further now that we’re in this weird phase of COVID where things are edging back to normal but a second wave could still happen.
Long distance video chats
For those in long distance relationships, you’ll already be well used to this point. But those who are casually dating might not consider a video chat to be an effective hook up. But I can definitely see dating sites adopting something like this in the future to give that option to single people who want to take extra safety measures or who perhaps have an underlying condition which could make catching COVID more dangerous for them.
Extra planning and organisation in meeting up
For single people who are still happy to meet up in person with their dates, I think some extra planning and organisation would go a long way in your date ideas. Some popular date spots might not be open at present. Or they might only be limiting access to a certain number of people. Most restaurants require you to book in advance, as do a variety of other places. So extra planning might be involved when meeting people for dates post-covid.
Establishing safety measures
And finally, safety measures. As well as the actual location you’re going to meet it, I think single people will need to have a conversation with each other about their own safety measures. If you’re just meeting up for a drink to see if you like each other, are you going to stay socially distant? Are you both going to wear masks? Are you comfortable if the other person isn’t wearing a mask? These are all valid questions and a conversations people will need to start having going forward.
Are you single and planning to go on dates again soon? What measures are you going to take to ensure that you’re safe?