Five Tips For Dating Post Lockdown
Thursday, September 03rd, 2020
With the country opening up again, more and more of you rural romantics are getting yourself out there to enjoy a real life date with one of the countryside connections that you’ve made on our online dating site through lockdown. What could be sweeter than time out of your own home, getting to know someone new and exciting with a countryside date?
1. The setting
With social distancing recommended for everyone apart from those in the same household or who have formed bubbles for another, social distancing is essential to protect yourself and others. Choose a venue where social distancing is easy and possible. A walk together (in a well-populated area if it’s your first date), a dog walk, hack, or a traditional pub or restaurant dinner date are all great ideas.
2. The venue
Help get the economy back on track by heading to your local independent cafe, restaurant or pub. They’ve all suffered due to the enforced closure through spring and early summer, so your support now is key to their business. For even more of a boost, visit from a Monday to Wednesday and you can take part in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme and get up to £10 off food and soft drinks each. Find a venue taking part near you.
3. The hello
Socially distanced dating means that the whole question of whether to hug, kiss or air kiss is out of your hands. A simple, distanced ‘hi’ and a wave is the way to go. And the whole first date kiss conundrum is moot, too, right now.
4. The conversation
Hands up if you’ve got Covid-19-conversation fatigue? Us too. However, it’s worth being direct to find out where the other person stands. Are they on the look out for a casual hook-up or are they wanting something long-lasting and meaningful? Once you’ve established if you’re on the same page, it’s time to make an effort and focus conversation on something other than the recent lockdown. In other words, chat about something altogether more titillating! If you’re stuck for ideas head to our first date questions and first date conversation starters advice blogs to inspire you.
5. The post-date analysis
Lockdown has triggered many of us to reevaluate our lives and what is important to us. If you feel that you’ve lost time in the dating game, or are worried about still being single in the event of another lockdown, it’s important that you avoid the trap of continuing to date or even settle with someone incompatible to stave off loneliness and boredom.