Wow – what a difference a couple of weeks can make. We are certainly living in the middle of a historic event, one that has seen even our daily routines turned upside down.
But remember, we are all in this together and I know we will make it through. I wanted to talk to you a bit about remembering to look for bright spots in this new way of living. One way you can do this is to practice virtual dating.
I know, I know. It’s not quite like being out on a date in person, but virtual dating allows you to stay connected with promising men you’ve met online. Besides, it’s fun!
Who doesn’t need a little fun in the midst of everything that’s happening right now? And if the virtual dates go well, once you can meet face to face, the sparks will really fly! It also allows you to be socially responsible without losing romantic momentum!!
Once you’ve set up a time for your “date,” there are a few tips I want you to keep in mind.
First, check around your house for the best place for the date. By “best” I mean, best lighting! Take a few test videos in different spots to see what works. For a daytime chat, a window is always preferable. Once you’ve found your perfect spot, make sure anything in the background is impersonal so as not to reveal too much of your identity (family photos, mail, etc.).
Before you go live, get in touch with your date via WhatsApp and your Google Voice number (for privacy). Set a boundary in a fun way with a text – something like “Now, don’t get too excited – it’s just to chat! ?”
Then get dressed like you’re going out on the town, pour yourself a drink (note this can be tea or coffee or water, too), and get ready to chat!
Keep listening to your inner voice. If you feel uncomfortable for any reason – he is too suggestive, shows up dressed inappropriately, drinks too much – end the date! This is a bonus of the virtual date. It’s much easier to say “Thanks, but I need to go now” and disconnect than trying to end a bad date in the middle of dinner.
Remember not to limit yourself right now, either! You’ll know when the right “one” comes along and you want to spend more time chatting with him.
If you follow these simple guidelines, virtual dating can be a fun and easy way to stay focused on the future, when you’re able to be out and about with the man of your dreams!
In the meantime, relax, connect with some quality men, and remember that I’m holding you in my heart!