Single? These Dating Trends Will Help With A Socially-Distanced Mingle
Since the pandemic, there's been a steep shift in dating. This is after we started to deal with the “new normal” that everyone goes on about. In-person meetings were replaced by Zoom dates, dating apps became essential, and therefore, online and virtual dating increased manifold. While we are still locked down in our homes in 2021, there still is hope…
Let’s have a look at the dating trends that’s being spoken about all around the world – that singles can make use of:
Also known as ‘dating like a CEO’, hardballing basically entails not messing around with partners who can’t or aren’t willing to give what you want. When you are actively looking for love, you might get carried away and believe the connection you just made could turn into a serious commitment. Incorporate hardballing into your dating life and only settle for those make it worth the wait and effort.
#2: Slow Dating
This should be the all-time champ of dating trends! Taking your time to get to know your date and understanding each other’s expectations before committing is always the best way to go forward. Thanks to COVID-19, this ‘trend’ has picked up immensely, and people are now going on a couple of video dates before actually meeting. If you are slow dating now, don’t forget practice safe social distancing and sanitising, either way.
As tragic as it may sound, this is not what it seems! The fear of being lonely especially during these tough times can get to you. Experts believe that daters across the world are treating every relationship as if it’s their last. This means that they invest wholly – emotionally and mentally – into their relationships. Although, a word of caution: be mindful of going all in on any relationship. Trust your gut and tread the path carefully to avoid heartbreaks, no matter what the trend.
#4: Long Distance Relationships? Oh Yes!
Previously the bane of relationships, long distance dating is slowly losing its bad reputation, for obvious reasons. As per a report by online dating and friendship website, OkCupid as published in TOI, more singles are now setting their location to anywhere, and 50% more are interacting with people outside of their cities. Over 1.5 million people on the app admitted to being okay with long distance relationships. Wonder why? For one, it could be because people feel safe and are more comfortable in their homes during lockdown. Some also fear risking their families to the virus if they agree to meet their dates.
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