Hey, single guys — here’s how to date during a pandemic – Aleteia IT
As though it weren’t hard enough to meet a great woman before the pandemic, now parties are canceled, bars are closed, and offices are largely virtual. Many singles are turning to online dating, which is an excellent option with a proven success rate: Around 40% of American couples meet online.
But meeting someone online doesn’t mean dating sites are your only option. You can get to know someone through chatting in groups or a mutual friend’s page on Facebook, Instagram, or a blog. Online events can be good mixers, too: Virtual speaker events or open mic nights, an online happy hour after work, or “house parties” are all ways to meet a woman outside of your usual social circle.
You might also ask a trusted friend or family member if they know anyone they could introduce you to. The odds are good, given that 30% of couples meet through mutual friends!
Once you’ve made a connection, try these strategies to get to know her better and, if it’s a great match, win her heart.
Pick up the phone and call her.
Once you’ve made a connection, either online or through friends, skip the endless texts and go for a classic phone call. Not a video call, which feels so much more awkward than the analog variety. You’ll be amazed at how the conversation flourishes, and taking the initiative to call her shows that you’re a man of intention and purpose, which makes a memorable impression.