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Thread: Dating during Corona Virus

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    Originally Posted by Hollyj
    I hear you! it is how I reduce stress. I need my 10.000 steps for my sanity.
    Yes, I went out towards the end of a rain shower at 7am. I saw during my half hour or so outside about 10 people from a distance -dog walkers, other joggers/power walkers. It was nice to see them, nice to see trees, to feel the fresh air post-rain. I do not think that is risky in the least from all I've heard from reliable sources. And very beneficial from every other perspective, for me and my family lol (as my son said after I came back and showered, oohhhh the bathroom smells so good and is so warm. Little things.

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    I've got a boatload of landscaping projects I gotta do for the yard, so I'll be outside doing that. Already have the supplies and material. Won't ever be within 20 feet of anyone but my wife, though. Both fortunately but unfortunately, she's essential staff at her clinic. Employment security is good. But it's very likely a sooner than later for us. I've had a collapsed lung and there's some scarring left, so while not a big risk factor, it's enough of one where we're taking measures trying to at least stagger it between us if / when it makes it into the home. That's enough of a pain to arrange. Couldn't imagine going through even a fraction of the effort in the dating scene with someone I didn't even know.

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    Originally Posted by SherrySher
    Message, chat online, Skype calls...they all seem perfectly fine right now.

    Loads of people sex cam and send naked pics, just keeping it real....you can too if you really feel the urge.

    But STAY HOME. No meeting up anywhere.
    This. All of the above, while certainly limited in the grand scheme of romance, sound like fine, and healthy, ways to scratch that very human itch during a very peculiar time on planet earth.

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    You should'n even be asking us this. Get real and use your head.

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    Are you forreal. Your life is more important than some encounters with randoms.

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    Thanks for all reasonable replies.

    It isn't a stupid question. This is a dating discussion forum and the virus is the single biggest factor in dating right at this moment. And there's certainly merit in discussing option b) even when disregarding c) and d).

    I'm actually a strong advocate of doing everything we can to minimise the spread of this virus. I didn't say this in my original post because I wanted to get an unbiased perspective on what others are doing. I get the impression that some of you have jumped on the fact I'm asking the question and assumed 'oh because he's asking the question, he's going to do c) or d)' but no, that's not the case.

    One thing I would say: some of the above replies to my question have been very angry and unpleasant in nature. This doesn't really bother me and I've had a good chuckle at some of them. But other people might not take this so well. The virus is going to raise big questions for a lot of people's dating relationships over the next few months and people should be able to ask questions on this forum without having other members jump all over them for even daring to ask a question on the subject.

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    Originally Posted by Ian4996
    One thing I would say: some of the above replies to my question have been very angry and unpleasant in nature. This doesn't really bother me and I've had a good chuckle at some of them. But other people might not take this so well. The virus is going to raise big questions for a lot of people's dating relationships over the next few months and people should be able to ask questions on this forum without having other members jump all over them for even daring to ask a question on the subject.
    Very much agree with this.

    I suspect the question you asked is being asked by many right now—since we are all very much still humans, with human yearnings, human questions. The entire spectrum of romance—from longterm relationships to budding relationships to those seeking romantic connections—is for the moment altered by this. But altered means adapting, which is what I saw this thread being about.

    It's a curious topic, no doubt, since all in all "dating" right now invariably means engaging in a number of habits that we tend (correctly, I believe) to label unhealthy on this site—primarily cultivating the buzz over URLs rather than IRL, to say nothing of dating during moments of acute anxiety. Alas, for the time being a dash of some of those unhealthy habits is now healthy, or at the very least the beginning and end of what passes for dating.

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    Use common sense and you will be fine, Ian4996.

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    This is only for another month and it will be over...just have some patience.

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    Originally Posted by Ian4996
    The virus is going to raise big questions for a lot of people's dating relationships over the next few months and people should be able to ask questions on this forum without having other members jump all over them for even daring to ask a question on the subject.
    It's going to be interesting to see how these new waters evolve. Marriage has been impacted. There are legit reports of divorce cases rising up in china due to married couples spending too much time together. How will dating be affected? Being quarantined for an extended period of time is quite isolating, especially for those that have no one to talk to. Humans need physical contact to some degree.

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