Moving forward and looking for love

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Having spent a lot of time in the house, with restrictions in place, a lot of us have had time to think. If you’ve been on your own, you may have started thinking about finding a significant other again. Or perhaps you’ve become single after a lockdown break up and you’re ready to find somebody new. Whatever the situation, it can be tricky to know where to begin when it comes to dating.

The need for companionship doesn’t just disappear

Just because there have been rules and restrictions in place since the pandemic began, doesn’t mean that human feelings just stop. It’s natural to want company. It could be that you want a significant other that you can share your life with. Or maybe you’d prefer something more casual. Whatever it is that you’d like, you can seek it out.

There are ways

Although it is tricky to get chatting to strangers in public at the moment, it isn’t impossible to meet potential love interests where you live. You could join a site dedicated to singles where you live. So for example, Aberdeen Dating contains singles that live within that area. The advantages of doing this is that the people you’re chatting to will live or work in the area where you do.

The advantages of virtual first dates

Having first dates over the internet is becoming the new norm and there are lots of advantages to doing so. Firstly, it means that you don’t have to waste time and money having a first date with somebody that you don’t connect with any way, shape, or form. You can weed out the people that you’re never going to make a connection with before it gets to that stage.

You can also stay comfortable. Enjoying your first date in your slippers has suddenly become acceptable!

Keeping virtual first dates fun

You may think that having a date online would be a bit boring. But it doesn’t have to be the case. Brainstorm your favourite date activities. It could be a cocktail bar, or maybe it’s a cinema, or a restaurant. Whatever it is, recreate it in your living room. You and your date can enjoy things together, but in two different locations.

Meeting in person

Of course, at some point, you’ll probably want to take your dating life into the real world. But if you’ve joined a site like Aberdeen Dating, then the person you’ll be meeting with have connections to the place where you live.

Taking it slow

The best thing about dating virtually is that you’re able to take things at your own pace. You can get to know somebody and then, when you feel comfortable, you can make arrangements. Don’t feel obliged to go for a full-on meal though. If you’d prefer to keep it casual with a quick coffee, then do that.

Enjoy the journey

The best thing about online dating is that you’re able to meet a number of single people. When you’re in a bar, if you see somebody that you like the look of, then you can start chatting, but you may find out that they’re already in a relationship. With an online dating site, everybody is looking for the same thing. Enjoy that journey and enjoy getting to know potential dates.