Since the arrival of the global pandemic in 2020, those seeking love have had to adapt to the new rules of dating. Smiles often get lost behind masks, and asking about the big, bad C-word is a conversation most of us are still learning to have. So if you have questions about dating during the pandemic, Bumble has a super handy checklist to guide you through this new normal; and who knows, you might just make a meaningful connection! So, here’s what you need to know.
2020 Dating Guide To Find A Partner Who’ll Make Life As Pleasant As Luru Weather
The First Rule of Dating in 2020 is…
If you’re planning on meeting someone in person, it’s always good practice to check their COVID exposure risk. With Bumble’s nifty new deconfinement badges, you can connect with people who are on the same page as you when it comes to dating during the pandemic -- be it virtual dating, socially-distanced dating or socially-distanced dating with masks. Pretty cool, right?
Logging In is the New Stepping Out
Even for those who are choosing to step out right now, safety precautions tend to prevent regular meetings. But just because you’re indoors, doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with that special someone. Getting closer to them while being far apart has never been easier, especially with Bumble’s Video Chat feature! Go the extra mile, and plan something fun. The two of you could have an exciting cocktail-mixing session with Jimmy’s Cocktail Mixers, or even a virtual brunch date with some yummy Slurrp Farm pancakes.
From URLs to IRL
So… you matched, and it’s going well. The two of you are texting non-stop and all that. It’s time to take the next step. Outside. IRL. Yes, we know you’re concerned. Not just because of the exposure risk but also because the last time you went outside properly, Holi celebrations were on. We have some great suggestions for you, including a lot of outdoors meeting spots and activities. Be it a stroll through Cubbon Park, grabbing a hot cup of coffee and khaara baath at Airlines or even cycling around Ulsoor lake -- the options are endless!
Awkward Conversations Are The New Normal
Before you meet your date, ensure that you check with them on what levels of physical contact they are comfortable with. The best way to do this is to talk about what your daily routine is like, the places you go to outside, the people you interact with on a daily basis etc. This should give your date a fair idea of your exposure risk, and allow them to decide what they’re comfortable with. Whatever the two of you decide, it’s always good to be open and honest about what you want, and what you’re looking for. Pandemic-wise or otherwise.
So why put your dating life on hold when you’ve got these simple solutions? From Bumble’s handy new dating badges to their video chat feature, there’s no reason for you to make that special someone wait. Download Bumble on App Store and Play Store.