01 Apr QUARANDATING – Dating from Home
Dating From Home.
It’s a thing! I’ve had countless messages from people asking how on earth singles are meant to meet anyone now?
What’s lockdown done for all the singles who are expressing to me their stupidity for not shacking up with a special someone earlier. “I’m going to be single for the next six months!”
Sex toy industries are booming, but what else is there today besides self care and watch Netflix, do home workouts and eat?
You can date from home.
Some dating apps now have WHO guidelines and recommendations for safe dating. It’s been my dream since I released #instalovers- Digital Dating, DM Disasters and Love Stories, that people would finally look beyond aesthetics and find real love within yourself, then really get to know each other before you hook up or share sacred space.
Now, we are forced to take our time and dating by video calls, phone calls and texts, because we basically can’t meet!
Relationships dating app Hinge, share a notice with your sign in that explains and encourages Zoom calls, FaceTime or any means of virtual connection. In fact 70% of Hinge users are totally down for that, they’re claiming.
Bumble already has a feature where you can video chat on their app without giving out your phone number. Instagram has the same.
The big change in our new world is beginning and real connection is brewing.
If you do meet up with someone, know not only is it not safe in terms of possible Covid19 contraction but can you also see the importance for protecting yourself with regards to other viruses too? Moments Condoms are another industry not going to close. It seems nobody wants a baby in 9 months called “Corona”, no matter where she was conceptualized.
I was on Instagram and a follower slid into my DMs asking if I’ll be his “Quaran-tine”, pronounced like “Valentine”.
Some potential partners are marketing themselves with rolls of toilet paper on home gyms in their profile pictures. It seems it’s the new currency!
Others are writing in their bio that they won’t meet you if you’ve recently been overseas, and that their idea of a romantic date is to video call while you both do your “nothings”.
So if you get to second base: that video call and you have a Covid date, the big question is “what to wear? Quarantine Chic (AKA tracksuit and pajamas) or Instaglam?
If you do have a casual relationship that started pre lockdown; now is the time to ask for exclusivity.
For the rest of us… “Will you be my Quarandate?”