With the coronavirus containment measures like social distancing and lockdowns in full throttle, dating has taken a completely different route. People are approaching romantic interactions differently and choosing to date remotely, with more emphasis on staying safe. After all, we can’t completely abstain from meeting new people. It’s in our DNA to connect.
Online dating apps and video chat services like Zoom become more common as lovebirds turn to virtual dates. And unlike before, when video calling someone before physically meeting them was tiptoeing toward creepy, it’s slowly becoming an official dating step. This way, you can have some face time before exchanging numbers.
So, here’s how to date remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Hold Regular Virtual Dates
One of the incentives of dating is meeting someone new and exploring new things together. However, it might be hard to go to a movie or attend a concert with the coronavirus. So, how about doing it virtually? I mean, the internet has made it easy to go for virtual museum tours or concerts.
Plenty of museums, for instance, are offering different packages for virtual tours. Simply pick a date and time that works for both of you, dress the part and get on FaceTime for a virtual tour. And while it might look insignificant, attending these events keeps things alive, especially with the new social distancing world.
Do Something Together Even When Apart
Just like with virtual dates, doing things together gives you something to talk about. Sharing experiences strengthen the budding bond while bringing you closer to each other.
So, how do you do things together safely with the social distancing measures? Well, there are numerous ways to share experiences. For instance, you can watch a film together using Netflix party – a chrome extension that allows you to watch a movie on different accounts simultaneously. It syncs the playback across your accounts, so you’re watching the same show at the same time.
Likewise, you can pick a book to read simultaneously and then set a time to discuss it. And while it might sound like a regular thing to do, it takes your mind away from the news while allowing you to forge a deeper connection. This way, you both can forget about the daily stresses and learn something new in the process.
How About The Intimacy Part?
While one would think that dating remotely would significantly decrease sexual intimacy. However, since the first coronavirus case was reported in the US, sex toy stores began getting overwhelmed. More people started exploring alternative ways to deal with the new sexual paradigm. And even now that we’re a year into the pandemic, sex tech has seen a surge in popularity as new lovers look to enjoy social distanced intimacy.
Luckily, long-distance sex toys are available in large numbers to meet the demand. What’s more, the technology is at its peak, with teledildonics making it easy for you to control your partner’s sex toy from miles away. Either through a smartphone or your body’s reaction to the vibrations, you can enjoy real-time sex simulation without physically touching the other person.
Some of my top recommendations for interactive sex toys include Kiiroo Keon and Fuse, We-Vibe Realm, and Lovense Lush 3 And Edge 2 set. All these sex toy combos allow you to control your partner’s sex toy remotely.
And that’s it! Covid-19 has completely changed our daily activities and what would have been considered creepy a year ago is now acceptable (and dundy). Social interactions have been greatly affected, making conventional dating close to impossible. Luckily, with technology, a little effort, and individual discipline, dating remotely doesn’t have to be that hard.
Whether via a dating app or a video chat service like Zoom, you can hold virtual dates and explore new things together. You can also watch a movie or read a book together before exploring adult tech – when the time comes.