Just like many, I was excited to bid farewell to 2020, and it’s safe to say we all had high hopes for 2021. Oh well, with the new COVID-19 variant that may be up to 70% more transmissible, the UK has been forced into another lockdown yet again. The pandemic has completely decimated the dating scene. What does this mean for single people trying to find love? Being on lockdown changes so many things we’ve been accustomed to, especially how we date. Dating during 2021 lockdown can be a bit of a minefield, but don’t fret! Here, we’ve put together 3 tips to help you find that special someone while being on lockdown.
1. Join a dating app
This is a no-brainer during lockdown! Most dating apps are free and allow you to connect with other available singles in your area. If you have been doing this since 2021 and have had no luck in finding love, try a different approach! If you’re not prepared to relocate for a real relationship, join a Suffolk dating site that shows you singles near you.
Always keep in mind that your profile is the first thing people see before even deciding if they want to initiate a conversation. Make sure your profile stands out from the crowd! Use your most flattery selfie as your profile picture, and always add at least a couple of other photos. Avoid leaving your bio or personality questions blank. Write a simple steller bio highlighting your best qualities, interests, and what you’re looking for in a partner.
2. Virtual video dates
Now you’ve met someone a potential bae, how do you take it to the next level? Dating during a pandemic is so difficult because you can’t go out and have a proper first date. Virtual dates were incredibly popular in 2020 and it seems like it is here to stay for a while. Plan a virtual date and do something engaging and fun such as watching the same movie together.
The Netflix party chrome extension makes it easier to stream at the same time and it allows you to have small chats about the movie on the screen. Order a takeaway meal, if possible from the same restaurant, and eat together while on a video call, or buy the same ingredients and cook the same meal together. Are you still looking to find someone to explore virtual dates with? Dating sites such as Dating agency Suffolk are the ideal place to get started!
3. Send a bottle of wine or food to each other’s houses
This is a quirky and thoughtful way to put a smile on your date’s face. The conventional date at restaurants and bars may not be possible now but they are tonnes of takeaway options available out there. Order your date a bottle of wine or a meal from their favorite restaurant using the Deliveroo and Uber Eats contactless delivery option.
Everyone loves a good surprise, so this is even better when they are not expecting it. Ask your date for their favorite food or wine beforehand. Not only would your date have something to eat and drink on your virtual date, but this gives a romantic edge to your relationship.