Dating in a pandemic!

It's safe to say that never before have we relied on the internet as a means of connecting with others quite as much as we have done in the last 12 months. The pandemic and lockdown has meant we have had to rely on virtual methods of communication to keep in touch with family and friends.

As lockdown restrictions have started to lift, we now have the choice between once again connecting with others face to face, or continuing the virtual meet ups that we have become so familiar with. So what does this mean for us when it comes to dating and meeting new people? Enter online dating! Online dating enables individuals to connect to others virtually. Those looking to meet others can make connections, chat, even virtually meet up, all from the safety and security of their own homes. There are so many benefits to online dating making it clear why it is a popular choice for those looking to meet new people!


Meet likeminded people
Internet dating enables you to connect with others that have similar interests and hobbies to you so you can have a good idea if you're going to get on or even have something to talk about before you even meet. There are even dating sites specialising in connecting you with individuals in your own area or in circumstances similar to your own. 
Date Retired Singles for example, is a retired dating site helping you to meet other retired individuals.

It's Covid-secure
Whilst we are in the midst of a pandemic, it's advisable to limit socially mixing as much as possible. Online dating is completely Covid-secure so you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you won't be exposed to or exposing anyone else to the virus.

It's cheaper
Online dating is much cheaper than dating face to face. The cost of a meal, drinks and a taxi there and back for example,
 can certainly mount up. Free dating sites enable you to meet, connect and virtually date people with no expense.

It's quicker
If you connect with someone that ticks all the right boxes, you won't have to wait long to virtually meet up. You could even arrange a video chat straight away if you're both happy to. This can definitely reduce the amount of pre-date jitters that you may have as you won't have been anxiously awaiting the big day all week.

It's fun!
Virtual dating enables you to connect with and virtually meet people that are single, local and happy to seek new friendships and relationships. There are lots of online activities you could enjoy together such as online escape rooms, virtual pub quizzes and online bingo, for example.

It's less awkward
If you decide you're not quite a match made in heaven then you can rest assured knowing you won't have to endure the rest of the evening and an awkward taxi ride home before you part ways.

Disclaimer- This is a collaborative post.