In Part 1 of the series we talking about Meeting Guys and keeping hope alive:
If you are looking for a connection, wanting to date actively, and/or ready to meet the one: you should not be using the pandemic as an excuse to give up on dating. It’s not harder per se. It just requires a little more thought, a positive attitude, and some creativity, a pivot if you will. Think about it this way: there are men out there who were looking for connections, partnerships, etc prior to the pandemic. Just like you, they still want to date and the pandemic has not changed that. Your mindset hasn’t shifted and there are men out there just as frustrated and just as hopeful that they can still find magic during this time. All is not lost!
In Part 2 of the series we discussed Planning Dates and getting creative with your new interests.
Part 3 was all about Active Dating when you’ve been making connections.
What if you aren’t quite ready to date right now though?
Quarantine Dating Survival Guide – Part 4
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that sometimes the most revolutionary act in your dating life, is not to actively date other people.
- Make sure you are emotionally available. Grieve that past relationship. Forgive yourself for dating that asshole and missing those red flags. Take a pause and reflect if you’ve been ghosted and are feeling angry. Some of you are still healing, still learning yourself, maybe even licking old or fresh wounds. It’s okay to take this time if you aren’t ready. Seeking wisdom from elders, support from friends and family, and counsel from a professional always will do the trick!
- Stay busy. Been dying to learn a new hobby or have a hobby you never quite finished? Did you buy that pricey calligraphy kit and never stay consistent with your practicing? Only made it through the first few lessons of your Spanish program? Or maybe you’ve been wanting try yoga for the longest? Have at it! In the book I discuss how much I highly recommend solo-dates. Take yourself out for drinks or for a meal. Knowing how to party by yourself speaks volumes about how confident and self-assured you are. And when someone wants to join your party (date you), they will just be adding to the fun you’re already having!
- Show up for yourself. Self care is bubble baths and face masks. But it’s also sticking to your cleaning routine, waking up more than 5 minutes before it’s time to telework, and keeping your at-home workout routine. Self-care should be meaningful and it is not just physical. Emotional self-care like journaling and therapy (see #1) can completely transform your life. Doing the things that make you happy and that make you better is what matters. A fulfilled and emotionally healthy person, makes an amazing partner!
Hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks to dating during the pandemic. Stay safe and have fun!
This is the final post of a 4-part series! Make sure to subscribe to our blog for more great topics.
- Part 1: Meeting Guys
- Part 2: Planning Dates
- Part 3: Active Dating
- Part 4: Dating Yourself
- Bonus Blog: A Quarantine Connection
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