Dating from Home: Coronavirus Doesn't Need to Stop Your Love Life

For those of us who are not quarantined with our significant others (or do not have one in the first place - oops) this extended period of time with minimal social contact can be especially painful. Maybe it’s just me, but I find myself sitting here and reminiscing on all of the first dates I tried to blow off and wishing I could go on an awkward date right about now, just because it means I’d be able to get out of this apartment. We don’t realize how much of a fundamental part of life that dating can be until we lose the opportunity to go out to bars and hit on random strangers for fun on a Saturday night. 

Whether you have someone to be talking to each day during quarantine or you’re swiping through seas of creeps from your hometown on numerous dating apps, here are some ways you can be having an active dating life all while being stuck on your parent’s couch. 

Tinder Passport 

This one is specifically for those of us who do not have a significant other right now. Bored of swiping no on every single person you went to high school with? Tinder has ever so kindly offered everyone the free opportunity to meet people around the world in the midst of this charming period of a global pandemic. Until the end of April, feel free to add various locations to your Tinder profile for your own enjoyment during this time of social isolation. Always dreamed of having a British cutie in your life? London, here you come! 

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Facetime/Zoom Dates 

Although quarantine has left us sad in a countless number of ways, one thing we absolutely have to be grateful for is technology. Say what you want about the media and how technology is taking over our lives, but I think it’s safe to say that we would all be dying right now without either one. For starters, many of us would be unable to work, and we would also have no way to communicate with anyone outside of those we share a living space with. If you are missing your significant other or are looking for a way to meet whoever you’ve been talking to online, set up a Facetime call! It’s important to any relationship to be able to see the person face-to-face. 

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Communication 

Communication is vitally important at any time or stage in a relationship, but this is especially important when you are trying to maintain something long distance. Although you certainly don’t need to be talking every second of every day, it’s important that you check in with one another and see how everything is going on a daily basis. Besides, what else are you so busy doing in the midst of quarantine? 

People whose love languages heavily rely on physical touch or quality time are going to suffer within their relationships right now, so you need to be creative with ways in which you fulfill those needs from a distance. Look into ways you can spice up your messages or phone calls so that the romance doesn’t die out while you’re counting down the days until you get to see each other again.

Have any other ideas for those of us struggling to meet our romantic needs right now? Share your ideas with us, because we’re all in this together!