Post Pandemic Dating - How To Get Back In The Swing

The pandemic really put a hault on most things, seeing friends and family, going shopping, hell even going to work (with most still not back in the office) but the hardest thing for myself was a world without dating face to face. Meeting people for a drink turned quickly to swipping across apps and arranging zoom call dates. I thought I was already adapted to a pretty big digital world but nothing braced me for the world of digital dating quite like being thrown in to it. 

Adapting to the challenge as a young 20 something I decided to take the challenge head on. What else was there to do other than one walk a day and binging that Netflix series over and over again.

Using a site like the Cambridgeshire Dating Site I set my location ( for example for anyone in Cambridgeshire Dating head straight here for that location to search singles in that area), update my preferences, I'd add some cute photos of me traveling, at a festival with friends, with the family pets, in my fave outfit........ you know the happy and positive ones that show you in your best light. Armed with a essay bio listing out my passions, what I like in someone, the messages came rolling in. But it didn't stop in the messages, along came zoom calls. Much like work you could have a party up the top, and pjs at the bottom to sit in comfort and relax, the bill was always split so no awkward end of date back and forth who was paying, and the drinks and food weren't half bad either if I do say so. 

To make it more fun I planned a few things which I think are perfect to connect and find out about one another.

This or that:

Before meeting virtually I'd normally arrange some sort of thing to bring. Much like in normal circumstances I found this or that a real quick fire way to find out more about the other person. And it would be a great way to bounce off one another and trickle down to other conversations about their likes or dislikes.

Themed dates

I then started getting really creative trying to arrange themes. It normally came down to the food of choice, for example chinese you'd get chinese take out and then there was another conversation opener on the lack of or not lack of creativity in your dates chosen dishes.

Quiz night

Another fun one was quiz night – Taking in turns to ask general knowledge questions to find out out clued up your date was on the wider world. If like me you watch far too much tv and your heads in the celeb gossip type websites you’re sure to maybe not perform too well, but again it opens up the conversation and eases you both in.

Now the world has began to open a little, there’s still no reason to not maybe take the first step digitally. With apps becoming the norm, I did and still do miss the connection with someone in person. But seeing someone in their natural world digitally was the next best thing and really opened my mind up to dating in digital world. And Who’s not to say prince charming may be coming to a screen near you soon.

And remember do what feels comfortable and do only what makes you happy and safe.




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