Embracing the Slower Pace of Pandemic Dating

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Here are a few tips on how to nurture a new relationship during this pandemic. 

Because of the pandemic, new relationships can face the challenge of keeping love alive. Singles will now have to spend several weeks to months getting to know someone over the phone or online before the mask comes off. 

We’ve been used to everything fast-paced, and this change is frustrating at first. That is why there are new ways to connect and date while observing social distancing. There are ways on how to still date while social distancing. 

Showing someone you care by following health protocols now looks different than it did a year ago. Being cautious is now a sexy character trait, and planning a virtual date is attractive.

So how can you embrace this slow pace of pandemic dating?

1. Be Patient

Learn patience, tenacity, and duration. 

Everyone faces an uncertain timeline for when it’ll be safe to see each other in person and be physical.

Take this time to talk to someone and get to know them over several weeks or months. Instead of writing someone off when you see something you don’t like, please get to know them first. Once you meet them in person, what may have bothered you before, possibly won’t matter as much.

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2. Have virtual dates

Have meaningful virtual dates; take this opportunity to get to know one another on a deeper level.

Even though we’re living through a pandemic, it is still best not to be online with your new flame for five straight hours. Leave a room for your date to miss you. 

3. Be Direct

Pandemic dating is a lot like long-distance dating. You may be geographically near close but constrained to meet because of the protocols.

Maintain a high level of communication. Try to get to know each other to keep the relationship successful during this pandemic. 

If you get the chance to meet, be direct. Surrounded by the severity of a deadly disease, it’s necessary to discuss where you stand and if you’re exclusive — for your safety and your partner’s.

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The risks and restrictions in our new reality can make looking for love seem more challenging than ever. But they also present an opportunity to strip away the trivialities and flashy distractions and focus on what matters: Do you have a connection? Are you compatible? Can you listen to and support one another? And is your life better with this person in it?

If you want to find a date that is already pre-screened, you can reach out to Luxdates.

If there’s anybody out there interested in sharing their story about how they met and how they keep their relationship alive, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me at hello@luxdates.lu. Explore Luxdates membership page here.

Author

Claudia Neumeister

Claudia Neumeister has 20 years of experience as a headhunter for international corporations. As someone who loves connecting people (and who has created successful marriages in her private network), she has decided to apply her skills to creating long-lasting personal relationships at Luxdates

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