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The singleton's search for love in the time of social distancing

Pandemics and dating

Currently, the entire world is focused on getting to know how long the pandemic will still last. One segment of the population, who is particularly exposed, is the one made up of single people.

As they have to choose between staying single and putting themselves at risk, this tends to become quite a challenge.

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The singleton's search for love in the time of social distancing

The singleton's search for love in the time of social distancing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/14/singleton-search-love-coronavirus-dating-risks

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Pandemics and dating

Currently, the entire world is focused on getting to know how long the pandemic will still last. One segment of the population, who is particularly exposed, is the one made up of single people.

As they have to choose between staying single and putting themselves at risk, this tends to become quite a challenge.

The threats of dating 

Dating presents threats even in normal periods of time, not to mention during a pandemic. You never know how the person from the other side of the dating application might turn out to be, now single persons have to add to this fear also the risk of contracting the virus. Trust in humankind - that is, that your partner will thoroughly wash his or her hands - is now more important than never.

The advantage of being in a relationship 

When faced with the danger of getting infected with the new virus, one might come to the conclusion that being in a relationship, which provides you with safety and the possibility to share your anxiety, might actually lead to a great feeling of comfort and less fear.

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Take some additional precautions

Single people don't have to put a pause on their dating activities until after the current crisis, but they should take some precautions.

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Taking the relationship further

Even if your soon-to-be partner shows no symptoms, they could be a carrier of the virus.

Instead of getting physical, get to know someone on an emotional level. Ask about your hopes, dreams, philosophies and passions. Share your fondest memories.

Do's and Don'ts for Social Distancing
  • Avoid gathering in public places.
  • Keep 6-10 feet distance from other people.
  • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.
  • Minimize social contact and limit ...
When Going Outside
  • If going to the gym, maintain distance, avoid crowds, disinfect all surfaces that are being touched, and keep washing your hands.
  • Use alternative exercising options like nature parks with fewer people around.
  • Avoid going to the grocery store at peak hours.
  • Do not interact face-to-face with strangers while at a counter or if you are delivering something yourself.
  • Work From Home option should be utilized.
Points to note
  • Minimize your use of public transportation or take the ride-sharing option as it has fewer people, and avoid peak hours at any cost.
  • Don't go to and don't initiate parties to which a large number of people are invited.
  • Keep connecting virtually with your loved ones and your elderly relatives.

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Dating during the pandemic

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Relationship transformations 

Due to the current pandemic, we find ourselves forced to stay at home practically all the time. When in a relationship, this might have two different outcomes: whether the relationship strengthens, as partners finally have the time to enjoy each other or it ends, as the persons involved reach the conclusion that no real tie bonds them anymore.