With so much uncertainty, you start thinking about all areas in your life, that includes dating. It’s easy to also think that it’s also not a good time to date and we shouldn’t put effort into it.
The truth is….we need it and crave the connection even more now.
There are ways to date without seeing each other in person.
And with social distancing and self-quarantine, we are craving more connection.
It’s one thing to be alone whenever you choose, it’s another to be mandated.
There are many things being cancelled right now.
But, let us be clear …
Dating is NOT cancelled. Relationships, conversations, and connection will not be cancelled.
Here’s what to do during this time:
1. Plan Virtual Dates
Whether you’re talking to someone but never met, or you’ve had a couple dates, you don’t want that momentum to stop.
Start switching over to getting creative with Facetime/Skype/Google Hangouts dates.
Make it a virtual dinner date, perhaps you even suggest that he delivers your meal!
2. Discuss, don’t avoid
Don’t assume, ask him what his thoughts are on the virus and what makes him comfortable. Make it clear that you enjoy talking to him, want to continue to get to know him, wish to see him, but want to make sure he’s comfortable and feeling safe with everything going on.
Offer phone calls, video calls, and safe places to meet in which you can keep your distance (if you are okay with that).
Everyone takes what is happening differently.
And that’s okay.
Don’t assume that your situation (I’m talking about financially) is the same as his.
Try your best to manage your emotions during this time. If you are seeking someone from a place of desperation, take a step back.
Establish connections to put things in the pipeline.
Sugaring is about adjusting and adapting to different scenarios.
When other Sugars take a step back, why not take a step forward and create opportunities for yourself (they go left, you go right).