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Dating During COVID-19

September 22, 2020

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5 min

A young couple enjoys a socially distanced date together at an outdoor park.

The coronavirus has altered the way we do a variety of things including the way we date. Now more than ever, dating has become a way for people to interact with one another and to engage in social activity. You may be asking yourself if it’s a good idea to continue to go on dates and how you can safely meet new people.

While there’s no concrete answer or guidebook for dating during COVID-19, there are some things to keep in mind before you agree to date someone new. By following the tips below, you should be able to enjoy a safer dating experience.

4 Tips for Dating During COVID-19

Here are some tips to help you enjoy a safer dating experience during COVID-19:

1.     Have Virtual Dates First. Try and take your time getting to know someone virtually before eventually meeting up and going on an in-person date. An easy way to do this is through video dating by using Zoom, Skype of Facetime. Video dating is a safe, effective way to learn about each other and get to know one another before meeting in-person.

 

2.     Keep In-Person Dates Outside. It’s a smart idea to keep your in-person dates outside, where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower. A great way to abide by this is to choose an appropriate outside activity like going for a walk, enjoying a picnic or sharing a meal at a restaurant that provides outdoor seating options. It’s important to choose a location that allows you to social distance from your date.

 

3.     Embrace Wearing a Face Mask. Wearing a face mask is very important to helping reduce the spread of the virus and to protecting yourself and others. It’s a good idea to be upfront with your date and let them know beforehand that you plan on wearing a mask and that you’d like them to do so as well.

 

4.     Use Safe Transportation to and from Your Date. It’s equally important to choose a date location that has a clear path to and from the location that will help you avoid crowded areas. You should also think about your means of transportation. Using a cab or a ride-share can put you at risk of being in a small, enclosed space with others that may be infected. Try to choose a location that you can walk or drive yourself to so that you have more control over your transportation environment.

ezStorage Has Contactless Rentals Available

At ezStorage, we are doing our part to help protect our communities, customers and employees during this unprecedented time by offering our contactless rental option. This option allows our customers to rent a storage unit from the safety of their own homes. However, our storage facilities are still open and our staff is available to assist you if you prefer to rent a unit in person. We also have storage facilities in the Takoma Park, Liberty and Alexandria areas. Rent a storage unit with ezStorage today!

 

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