It is an uncertain time with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the world, and experts are giving advice around reducing the spread of viruses. But what about our love lives? Can we have sex? Shall we still be dating? What about one night stands? And couples in a monogamous relationship?
We're here to offer some practical tips.
Dating should be treated like any other social outing.
And sadly, right now, all social engagements are being stopped. The recent advice is to avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres. So unless you can think of an innovative way to date without being in public spaces, within close proximity, then dates are on hold.
If you are unwell (a fever or cough in particular), please take on board the health advice and self-isolate. Be more cautious than you would normally be, and considerate for others.
Large social gatherings and events are being cancelled all over the world, and we shouldn’t take this lightly. We don’t have a vaccine for Coronavirus yet, so the best way to prevent it spreading is by ‘social distancing’ – to put simply, increasing the distance between yourself and other people (the advice is at least 6 feet) and restricting when and where people gather together. A music gig, sporting event or even a sweaty nightclub with a whole or people in close proximity are not good for anyone right now.
HANX Tips: If you're already dating someone new, continue to get to know them. Have Skype/ FaceTime calls with them, show them around your self-isolation set-up! Although conventional dates are off the cards, there is no reason why you can't still learn about each other and build a bond. It may even accelerate the relationship! And if you're trying to meet someone or planning to date once this pandemic is all over... make lists of what you want to do and where you want to go, oh, and you're still allowed to swipe...