Dating Scene Post-Pandemic

During the Covid pandemic, people were faced with a complete change of lifestyles due to the safety precautionary rules that were put in place such as the lockdown and social distancing.
Social Psychology · · 1899 Views

During the Covid pandemic, people were faced with a complete change of lifestyles due to the safety precautionary rules that were put in place such as the lockdown and social distancing. This changed how people usually related to one another, including the dating scene. Connecting online was the only possible way to talk and get to know other people. Trying to find love became a journey of getting to know other people gradually and needed one to be inventive to keep the interest going.

Online dating during this time normalized such things as virtual dates. Through virtual dates, you could get a peak into one's home. Their background would say a lot about them.

Without a doubt, virtual dating had its benefits. These include the ability to allow couples to really get to know one another with fewer distractions in the comfort of their homes. Moreover, virtual dates are also more savvy.

Mental health professionals say that giving yourself time to get to know someone and connect with them emotionally without having a physical relationship with them leads to healthy and secure relationships. The pandemic therefore gave people an opportunity to build these stronger relationships.

Online dating also opened opportunities for different and enjoyable activities. People could have an indoor date doing something artistic together like singing , or painting. For meal time, instead of eating out people could cook together. These activities would strengthen people's connection while they get to know each other better.

Virtual platforms like Zoom and Facetime made these virtual dates a practical alternative that kept life moving when people's physical movements were limited. They gave life to the world of socializing.

Currently, even though people have gone back to the "normal" ways of engagements and dating like going out on dates, drinking and dining out, the dating scene has definitely increased  its dimensions.

Getting back to the Dating Scene Pointers:

Have a mental picture of the kind of person you would like to meet. Have the important values and attributes that matter to you the most that they must possess.

If you notice red flags, move on. There are other people who possess the characteristics that you are looking fo.

Be open about your feelings. The past couple of years have been challenging, and people have undergone many different experiences and have had so many conflicting emotions. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable allows for a deeper connection in a relationship.

Allow and respect the fact that you may not have the same opinions on matters. See someone's different perspective as a way to see what their values are. If you have different personal values then it may be a good idea to move on.

Be mindful of body language. Most specialists confirm that about 70 to 93 per cent of communications is non-verbal. So it may come in handy to try understanding this non-verbal communication because it is not always that people will verbally communicate their innermost thoughts.   Most importantly, ensure that you know the person beforehand. Having video calls is a helpful way of getting an idea of how the person will most likely behave at your date.

A virtual date before physically meeting someone is a good predictor of how the actual date may go and can even help you determine if it is even worth pursuing.

Even though the pandemic dismantled the order of life and societies as people were used to, it created new ones. The change of the order of things has also  led to the creation of new dating pools worldwide, with more blended relationships emerging as interracial and people from different backgrounds come together because of love.

The Census Bureau showed that the foreign-born US population was decreasing through to 2002, however, this increased rapidly. Interratial marriages have surged over a period of time.

Online dating allowed people to have access to social circles they had never before been exposed to.

Online dating continues to bear fruits as most people continue using it post the pandemic. It allows one to have a bigger dating circle than they would normally have in real life. This allows one more opportunities and chances of finding their ideal perfect partner that has all the values and attributes that they are looking for in a partner.