Roadmap dating requires patience and perseverance

Wednesday, April 07th, 2021
Roadmap patience

Patience key to letting love bloom this Spring and Summer as some degree of dating normality returns


The national roadmaps back to a life less locked down offer plenty of opportunity for keen and eager singletons to enjoy some degree of dating normality this Spring and Summer.

As hospitality opens up, there is every real chance to let love bloom over the coming months with those like-minded matches you have spent time to forge online connections with.

At Muddy Matches country life dating, we understand the urgency many singles are displaying in turning ‘virtual dates’ into reality; and many of our mud-loving members have been quick out of the traps too.

This morning, we woke up to a welcome stream of success stories from people who’d taken the opportunity to use the Easter bank holiday weekend as an opportunity to progress their love life with those they have unearthed common ground with on Muddy Matches.

We are delighted for every one of them that Muddy Matches has been able to offer the comfort and reassurance of social interaction, sense of purpose and boosted self-esteem during the past year of uncertain times.

But our dating advice at the moment is one of patience and perseverance – not rushing to get back out there when all the comforts of online can keep things warm.

Relationship experts often disagree about how long you should spend nurturing your online dating connections before approaching the idea of a first real life date. Some say a matter of 10 days – and even less – is ample to get acquainted online; others are more considered and suggest 6-8 weeks is sensible ‘getting to know you’ time on the various dating apps and dating websites out there. Our own muddy love guru sits somewhere in the middle.

All agree right now however, that patience is priority…

Patience in not rushing into real life meets just because you can.
We know it’s tempting but pushing to meet in person right now could, in fact, actually hinder your chances of securing a date. Research is pointing to people being cautious, and nervous, about re-integrating back into normal life and will want to find their feet with it all before jumping into anything new.

Patience in appreciating – and respecting – the natural pecking order of life.
After 13 months of lockdown and local restrictions, daters should expect the family and immediate friends of their matches may well take priority right now.

This is a time for reflection and reunions Expect dating, in many instances, will be put on the back burner so keep the embers alit by staying in virtual contact until the old social circles are established and there’s breathing space for someone new to enter the scene.

Patience in biding your time to discover the ‘one’ soulmate out there who ticks your boxes and with whom the chemistry sizzles.
There is nothing on the roadmap that says you must have a date lined up for when lockdown lifts. So, continue your search online and keep that open-mindedness that has got you this far and see where it can take you. Build up your favourites list and let things naturally unfold.


So, there you have it; patience is a virtue. And when it comes to dating your way out out a lockdown, keeping in line with the roadmap, it’s an important one to draw upon.