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Thread: Dating during Corona Virus

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    Dating during Corona Virus

    Hi all

    This is a general question for all the people on here who, like me, have been app dating, looking for the right person.

    How are you going about it in the current climate and (probably) for the next x number of months?

    Assuming you're symptom free, are you:

    a) sacking off any type of dating
    b) still swiping / messaging but only doing Facetime / Skype with people rather than meeting in person
    c) still meeting people but maintaining social distancing (e.g. going for a walk in the countryside keeping at least a couple of metres apart)
    d) still meeting people and doing the physical things you would do normally (touching, kissing, sex etc)

    And would the above change if you'd already had several dates with the same person over the course of a few weeks / a month or 2?

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    No dating!

    Why take a chance with your LIFE??? You know someone could be asymptomatic and still spread the virus. You would be taking a chance with not only your life but the lives of others.

    I think we can all do without a date for the next few weeks. We'll survive.

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    Great question. No restaurants, social distancing, many public venues closed. I suppose desperate times call for desperate measures, meaning perhaps video dating for a while before meeting may be an acceptable thing now. Even then, when will it be ok to kiss? Do you share handsanitizer before holding hands? It seems like uncharted waters for now.
    Originally Posted by Ian4996
    Assuming you're symptom free, are you:
    a) sacking off any type of dating
    b) still swiping / messaging but only doing Facetime / Skype with people rather than meeting in person
    c) still meeting people but maintaining social distancing (e.g. going for a walk in the countryside keeping at least a couple of metres apart)
    d) still meeting people and doing the physical things you would do normally (touching, kissing, sex etc)

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    I wouldn't. Firstly, many cities are issuing stay in place orders, so that's kinda that. Secondly, there's not really much point. You either get along in person or you don't. Yes, there's some value for some in establishing some very mild rapport (not a priority of mine, but having a 10-minute phone call understandably is for many around here). But engaging in psuedo long-distance dating doesn't change whether you've got chemistry across the table from someone. Saw a friend of mine post a facebook meme about "Welcome back to courtship and talking to me on the phone and exchanging a lot of messages before meeting." Sounds miserable to me, but I could also be an outlier.

    Buy / download some books and / or some video games. Get ready for some internet outages. Bandwidth usage is about to go wild.

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    Why not wait till this is over and no one is that desperate. Itís risking your very life.

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    Originally Posted by Ian4996
    Hi all

    This is a general question for all the people on here who, like me, have been app dating, looking for the right person.

    How are you going about it in the current climate and (probably) for the next x number of months?

    Assuming you're symptom free, are you:

    a) sacking off any type of dating
    b) still swiping / messaging but only doing Facetime / Skype with people rather than meeting in person
    c) still meeting people but maintaining social distancing (e.g. going for a walk in the countryside keeping at least a couple of metres apart)
    d) still meeting people and doing the physical things you would do normally (touching, kissing, sex etc)

    And would the above change if you'd already had several dates with the same person over the course of a few weeks / a month or 2?
    Being responsible and staying home.

    With all the news out there and people do not know that they are most contagious when they do not show symptoms. Stop swiping and turn on the news and get informed.

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    My feeling is that this will be a boom timeópretty brief, all in allófor the kind of pixilated insta-intimacies that, in more normal times, are regarded as cautionary tales on this site. But, hey, so it goes. Want to swipe left and right, and seek some solace in getting flirty like that? No biggie. I'm sure a lot of people are doing just that, as they did before the pandemic. Will be whatever it will be.

    Prediction: a month or two or three from now, we here on ENA will be talking people down from such entanglements going sour.

    But meeting up, even with distance? Seems awkward, unneeded, irresponsible. As for continuing something that was happening? I think the window for that has closed. My best friend, funny enough, has been holed up in his house for a week with a woman he'd started seeing two weeks before all this. They're in this together, in short, and we'll see if they emerge together. Seems, so far, to be a great thing for both of them.

    So answering your question? I'd say that if continuing to pursue romance is important right now, it's going to exist only on screens, with the same pluses and minuses that come with that during less apocalyptic times.

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    As a healthcare worker, please listen to me..

    No. Do Not. Stay Home.

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    No dating at all. If I had already been dating someone, we'd stay in touch through phone, Skype etc. and wait until all this was over.

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    Calm down, Ian. You'll survive...

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