Dating During the Coronavirus: Staying Safe While Finding Different Ways to Date
Local & National News | March 20, 2020
The recent spread of COVID-19 has made it a little more difficult than usual to find love, and we all know that it’s not easy at the best of times.

Now that we are all being advised to spend more time at home to stay safe, are you on the hunt for tips on different ways to date in this difficult time?  Well, you’ve come to the perfect place.

Without further ado, let’s talk about some safe ways you can still date and find your perfect match during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Explore Online Dating 

You can use online dating apps to date and find someone you can connect with and get to know. As long as you remember that you can’t just date online to get to know somebody, you can still learn a lot about someone through messaging and their online profile. You can chat with people over the phone or by video chat, that way you can start to figure out if you and the person you talk to are a good match. If you want to connect on a more personal nature you could take a walk together in nature, while observing some social distance of course. If you don’t want to take the risk of meeting someone in person, you can use your time online to just connect and get to know your potential partner. You can even have some video chats with someone. You won’t risk passing on an infection and you can get a bit creative and play some board games while chatting or even watch some movies together. 

Have Dates Outside

If you love the great outdoors, it’s a good idea to take your dates outdoors. As long as you observe guidelines about social distancing, there are loads of cool thing you can get up to outside. You can find a local hiking trail or park and take a long walk with your date. If the fancy takes you, you can even take a bike ride together. If picnics are more your style, you can go to a local park and grab a picnic table. You can bring a blanket with you, in case you can’t find a table. As long as you don’t share food and thus minimize the risk of contamination, picnics can make for lovely romantic dates when done right. 

There’s another advantage to taking your dates outside too. If you get plenty of exercise while you’re at it, the endorphins produced may even help to reduce your level of anxiety about the coronavirus. 

Embrace the Idea of Pen Pals

Sometimes, the more traditional ways of communicating and connecting with someone can be the best. Try writing your partner a letter. This can be a great, intimate way to get to know some or further an existing relationship, with zero risk of spreading the virus. If you are writing to someone new, be sure to meet face to face at least once via video chat, so that you can establish a real-time connection with one another. With that in mind, get out your pen, get writing and have some fun. If you’re a creative soul, you can even send your partner poetry and art along with your letters.


So there you have it! Three great ideas on how you can date and continue relationships in the time of the coronavirus. We hope we have given you the confidence to date at this difficult time so that you can stay safe and if you’re very lucky, find your perfect match. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get dating( virtually) today! 

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