Long Distance Dating When You’re Isolating Apart

Thursday, April 09th, 2020

Long Distance Dating When You're Isolating Apart

In the past few weeks, life as we know it has changed. We’re safe at home, but with the knowledge that we’re protecting ourselves and others by self-isolating comes the challenges of being apart from loved ones, family and friends. In today’s blog post we’re looking at how to make the best of this unique situation when you and your muddy match are isolating separately, and how to keep that spark in your rural relationship well and truly alive!

For many couples, this period of social distancing means that you may not have seen each other for a few weeks and don’t even know when you’ll be able to resume your rural romance in person. Never fear though! Today’s blog from Muddy Matches, the countryside dating site for lovers of the rural life, looks at how you can happily date and strengthen your relationship.

1. Keep talking

Communication and connection is key, especially when physical contact and social interaction has declined. So, make time in your day to keep on talking to your countryside connection. Thanks to modern technology, there are a myriad of ways in which to do this. As well as chatting on the phone, messaging and Whatsapping, you can have a video chat over Facetime or Whatsapp, hang out on HouseParty or even go a bit more business-like with a Zoom meeting. It’s important (for your relationship and your mental wellbeing) that you continue to share your emotions and feelings, and use any extra time in your day that you’ve gained to deepen your relationship and get to know each other even better.

2. Have a ‘proper’ date

Whilst meeting in real life is definitely ‘out’ at the moment, what’s stopping you from have a proper date, even whilst you’re apart? From virtual dinner dates to baking together, playing games on Houseparty to watching a film together with Netflix party, there are still so many things you CAN do. To give you inspiration, we’ve put together this blog post full of fun, outdoorsy and countrysidey activities that you and your match can enjoy, virtually, together.

3. Be positive and plan for the future

It’s a perfect time to take stock, reflect on what matters to you and begin to make plans for when life returns to ‘normality’. What would you really like to do but never done? Where is on your bucket list? What dates have you and your country connection talked about but never quite managed? Chat together and make your own plans for the future. Big or small, one thing is for sure… we’ll appreciate our freedom and ability to travel, visit places and meet friends and loved ones so much more.

4. Introduce them to your family and friends

Catching up with people close to us via video chats and hangout is the new normal, so why not get your countryside match involved too? Ok, it doesn’t come close to meeting in real life, but getting them involved with your mates of family means that you’re sharing experiences, they’ll find out more about you, and that hurdle will have been leaped already when you can finally meet in person.