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3 tips to get back out onto the dating scene

3 tips to get back out onto the dating scene

The last few months have been so hard for many of us. We’ve had so many things to worry about and deal with that it’s been a little overwhelming at times. I know that I’ve struggled with the whole lockdown situation a few times. We’ve had to isolate ourselves from our friends, family and loved ones which has been incredibly tough. But, we’re coming through the other side now and there is plenty to look forward to.

As lockdown starts to ease, we can start to look forward to things again. But, it’s going to take a while before we go back to life as we knew it. We will have certain restrictions in place for a while to come yet. And, even without those restrictions, it’s only natural that we might be a little bit anxious about going out into pubs and restaurants once more.

It is so important though that we do start to try to live our lives again. We can’t stay locked up in our houses forever, it’s not good for us mentally or physically, particularly if you’re a single parent! If it’s just you and the kids at home then you’ll probably be desperate for some adult interaction! You might even be starting to think about dating again. If so, then these three tips will help you to get back out onto the dating scene.

1. Go online

There are so many ways to start dating online! You can find plenty of free dating sites these days, and these are a great way to meet somebody new.

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Sites such as we love dates are the perfect way to ease yourself back into the dating world with no pressure to go further if you don’t want to.

2. Join a group

OK, so this might seem a strange thing to suggest whilst we still have some social distancing measures in place. However, you would be surprised how many groups and social clubs have adapted the way they run so they can start meeting up again. Many have taken their activities outdoors where it’s easier to social distance, whilst others have limited their numbers. Spend some time looking for activities to join in that you actually enjoy and you may well meet somebody who enjoys doing the same kinds of things as you. This could be a sport, an art club or even a musical club – there are loads of options if you just spend some time looking!

3. Conquer your fears

It’s going to take us all a while to be fully relaxed when we go out again, I know I find it very strange to even just go to the supermarket at the moment. But just take it one step at a time. The hospitality industry have put a lot of time and effort into making their premises safe, so take advantage of that. Don’t be afraid to get out of the house and start meeting up with people again.  You could start by arranging a social distanced date in a park where you’re out in the fresh air.

As life starts to return to normal, our dating lives will slowly follow suit. There are positive times ahead, I’m sure of it!

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