Dating During the Lockdown

We face such extraordinary times over the coming weeks and months. The UK is in lockdown because of the global pandemic and people all over are trying to work out what their lives look like both in the immediate future and over the coming months and even years.

Nothing will ever be the same again, that’s for sure. The way we interact, the way we carry on our social lives has changed. And that means dating will change too.

Make connections now

Don’t be afraid to carry on making connections. We might be on lockdown from the outside world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep chatting on websites, apps, and the phone. In fact, it’s a great way to get your daily social fix.

Chatting to people online and exploring their interests and hobbies can be a great way to pass the time in the evenings. Even if you never manage to meet up, you might just have made some new friends to chat to online through the dark winter!

Look local

And if you’re making connections online with a view to meet up as soon as social distancing is over it might be best to focus your attention locally. It’s tough times for everyone financially, and travelling to dates is going to be an expense that many of us won’t be able to justify once the country returns to some semblance of normal.

Local dating sites are really the best way to make these connection happens. For instance if you’re looking for a Yorkshire dating site then check out Love Yorkshire Singles. And a quick Google search will turn up other similar local options too! For example, those looking for Hampshire dating might find luck on Love Hampshire Singles.

The more I try local dating sites the more I convinced they’re the way forward. Forget the huge, faceless corporate sites that operate globally. What’s the point in chatting to someone in another country? Better to look locally and actually find someone you can go out for coffee with when this has all blown over!

Keeping it interesting

You might be wondering how you can keep it interesting in the long period that you can’t meet up. I struggle with this myself – I usually look to meet for coffee after just a handful of messages.

But these are unusual times that perhaps require bold solutions! Maybe it’s time to move to more intimate chatting earlier than you usually would. Throw caution into the wind! But don’t forget to stay safe online, don’t give out any personal details that might enable someone to track you down, and block liberally at the first sign of creepy behaviour!

I’d love to hear how you get on with your local dating during this period of lockdown. If you have success then drop me a line and let me know! I’ve already lined up a couple of local dates for when we’re allowed out and about more freely, so I’ll report back in the future when we’ve been out for coffee!