Imagine this for a moment: it’s 2019, and you’re single and ready to mingle. You’re on a date, and it’s… well it’s ok. It’s not bad. You’re wearing the color black, and you think that maybe a funeral would have been more exciting. There’s nothing particularly wrong with your date but you can tell from the fact that you’ve just checked your cell phone for the sixth time in five minutes that there’s just no spark there. So, you fake an urgent text message or excuse yourself to take an imaginary phone call and pretend you have somewhere else to be, right then and there. Don’t worry, you tell yourself. You won’t be single forever. There’s always next time!
Ok, so there wasn’t a fake text message, and you didn’t need to pretend to use your cell phone but the sentiment was the same. For some, getting to be on a date was a luxury that they didn’t know they had until the coronavirus forced the dating scene to all but disappear, along with the rest of their social lives. Actually, though, the truth is that whilst COVID-19 has caused many businesses and industries in the U.S. to close (some temporarily, others indefinitely) the dating scene isn’t actually gone. If anything, the coronavirus is changing how we date, but not how frequently.
In fact, some of those changes are even for the better. With fewer opportunities to have to meet your date in person, video calling has come to the forefront as a viable way to go out with someone for the first time. As a result, you are less likely to be “catfished” and you are actually safer since you are in the comfort of your own home. There’s no pressure to drink and be persuaded into doing something you don’t want to do.
Furthermore, without the traveling aspect, you run far less of a risk to your physical health. It should go without saying that you should never drive whilst you are under the influence, but it’s is a lot more common for people to be distracted by their mobile phones when behind the wheel of a car. If you haven’t had to use the old fake urgent call trick, and have actually enjoyed your evening’s company, then keeping the conversation going via text messages is much more tempting, regardless of your surroundings. It only takes reading one message to miss that stop sign, or not to notice the other motorists who have stopped suddenly. Distracted driving is a growing cause of car accidents and one that potentially claims not only your own life but risks the lives of other people too. This is yet another reason why you shouldn’t text and drive.
Getting Back Out There
So, you’re feeling the urge to get yourself back on the dating scene, only when you get there you’re going to notice it doesn’t quite look like it did before. Don’t worry! You can take it as an opportunity, not a hindrance. This could be your time to shine! Remember, they can only see part of you, (sorry fellas, if your date can read the waistband of your Calvin Klein underwear, then your camera is definitely pointing in the wrong place). So, take the money that you would have spent on perfumes and cologne, and put it towards your attire instead. Depending on how your feeling, you can opt for the classic buttoned-down shirt in the color white, or perhaps if you’re feeling a little more risqué go for the unlined strapless bra, such as those on offer from My TellTale. This is a brand that offers intimate clothing to ladies of all shapes and sizes, and they have everything from a strapless bra in the color black to Spanx and a lace pushup bra. After all, seductive comfort is a game that everyone can enjoy.
With that, add a few candles to your background, lower the lighting and just have fun. Video dates might become the norm! Then again, they might not, but either way, if you want to get yourself back onto the dating scene then this is probably the best way to do it. Of course, you might feel ready to revisit the dating scene, but is the dating scene ready for you?