The course of love never did run smooth, but dating has become even more complex amid a global pandemic. Here are a few tips to help you get back onto the dating scene safely.

The course of love never did run smooth, but dating has become even more complex amid a global pandemic. Here are a few tips to help you get back onto the dating scene safely.

The course of love never did run smooth, but dating has become even more complex amid a global pandemic. Here are a few tips to help you get back onto the dating scene safely.

The course of love never did run smooth, but dating has become even more complex amid a global pandemic. Here are a few tips to help you get back onto the dating scene safely.

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The course of love never did run smooth, but dating has become even more complex amid a global pandemic. Here are a few tips to help you get back onto the dating scene safely.

Got a hot date? Read this before you return to the singles scene to make sure you stay safe.

As if dating wasn’t hard enough, now there’s the added layer of a pandemic to deal with. Some of the singletons at TastyMoments have found the new world of romance more challenging to navigate than before. But, the protectors of romantic dinners, Ristorante Pizza, have some ideas to help you get back onto the singles scene with confidence.

Step 1: Be Even More Selective

Modern dating is overwhelming – especially when enabled by technology. Apps like Tinder and Bumble have made it very easy to match with a host of people to which you would most likely not have had access in the past. But more options don’t mean more dates. In fact, it means that you have to get even more selective with who you choose to engage with. Before, we would ask questions like, “what have I got to lose?”, “do they like dogs?”, “are they attractive”? According to an interview on Forbes.com, Jennifer Berman, MD, MS, you have to add, “am I going to die?” to the list of questions you ask yourself. The stakes are so much higher than before, and you cannot afford to take risks on people that you’re feeling “iffy” about.

Step 2: Make The First Meeting Virtual

Almost all the experts recommend a virtual first date to identify whether you have chemistry and want to take the relationship further. Zoom dating can also be revealing because it forces you to talk and assess your compatibility without the usual distractions like alcohol, loud music and physical attraction. How often do we have to be blinded by biceps or long legs before we learn that a good connection and conversation is more important in the long run? Movie-star good looks should be a bonus and not the only reason you’re dating. If your first date went smoothly, you’re ready to take the next step: a socially distanced date outdoors.

Step 3: Be Ready To Have The COVID Chat

If your virtual and has gone to plan and want to meet in person, make sure you have the COVID chat. According to relationship expert, Sophie St. Thomas, that means asking questions such as: If your job requires you to be around other people, what precautions do you take during and after interactions? Do you live with other people, and if so, how do you track each other’s risk of exposure to the virus? Do you go to restaurants and other public spaces? The answers to these questions will give you a sense of what risk you’ll face if you’re meeting in person or indoors. Suppose the person you’re dating is uncomfortable disclosing or discussing this kind of detail; we suggest you give them a skip.

Step 4: Getting Intimate or Relaxing Indoors

Once you’ve decided that you want to take things further, whether it’s getting down and dirty or cuddling on the couch – you should know that these are the most high-risk activities of all, for obvious reasons. Experts recommend that you avoid kissing and wear masks during intercourse. But we all know that all of those precautions can be awkward and aren’t virus-proof. The safest thing to do is take a COVID test and, if negative, isolate yourself in the days leading up to the moment. Better safe than sorry!

Remember, all successful relationships are founded on honesty and authentic communication. If you both commit to that, chances are good that your relationship will flourish, pandemic or not. Keep each other safe and be real with one another. Enjoy the date!

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