You may be thinking to yourself, “Wow! I can’t wait to start seeing other people soon and get back into dating.” Well, we are right there with you. Social-distancing has definitely taken a toll on romantic relationships, but let’s use this time to become the best versions of ourselves so we are ready to get back out there when the time comes. Here’s a compilation of things you can do now so that you’re prepared for in-person dating when the quarantine orders are lifted!
1. Create A Self Care Routine
This probably goes without saying, but self-care plays an important role in your overall health and wellness. While many think a face mask and a bath are the best methods of self-care, there are so many more factors involved. Take this time in isolation to really analyze where you are in life, what you’re happy with, and what needs improvement. Self-care looks different for everyone, so don’t be afraid to try new things and find what works for you. There are plenty of books about self-care out there filled with amazing ideas that really dive deep into caring for yourself. Some ideas to add to your routine include journaling, reading, meditating, creating a skincare routine, talking with others and much more.
2. Stay On Top Of Your Health
Personal health is always important but even more so during a global pandemic. While you’re stuck inside your house it may seem hard to seek medical care, but luckily there are plenty of resources still available.
For any general health concerns, check with your primary care doctor to see if they are offering digital appointments. If they aren’t, health insurance providers and other organizations are offering services during this time, too.
Make sure your sexual health is up to par before you reenter the dating scene. It is recommended that you get tested every time you switch sexual partners, at the very least. At-home testing kits are available so you can refrain from leaving your house to get tested. You can also be prepared by having contraception delivered beforehand and avoid any sexual difficulties by ordering prescribed erectile dysfunction medication or seeking sex therapy. Brush up on your sexual health knowledge and aids while in quarantine so you’ll be ready for physical pleasure right away and won’t have to wait to get it on!
Consistently taking vitamins and any prescribed medication is crucial during this time, too. Consider taking a multivitamin to boost your immune system and a vitamin D supplement if you aren’t able to spend much time under the sun right now. There are various other vitamins and supplements available, so take some time and research what will help you strengthen your health. Knowing that your health is taken care of will let you focus on more important things, like what you’re going to wear on your first date!
3. Begin A Fitness Journey
There’s no better time than now to start a fitness journey because there’s not the added pressure of feeling self-conscious at the gym. Many fitness programs are offering free online classes and workouts, so take advantage of this opportunity to find out what works for you without spending a penny. Exercise releases endorphins, which make you feel happy, so establish a workout routine that gets your heart pumping and face smiling! If you need some extra motivation to work out, don’t be afraid to ask your friends or family for support to hold you accountable. You could even do the same workout classes together for an extra bonding experience.
Healthy eating is also an essential part of any fitness journey. Avoid the temptation to eat unhealthy foods by not keeping them in your house and limiting how much you order take-out by planning your meals for the week. Your body will thank you for fueling it with healthy and useful nutrients which will add to your overall health down the line!
4. Plan For How You’ll Woo Them
Even though we don’t know when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, we can dream of when it will and plan for the perfect first date. Do some research and make a list of all the places you want to go and things you want to try when face-to-face dating is permitted again. Learn how to ask someone out without coming off like a creep and come up with some questions so the conversation doesn’t run dry.
You can also take the time to put together some outfit options, contact your hairstylist to get on their list for when they reopen, decide if you want to get your nails done and even consider getting a spray tan for some added confidence. Making a plan will give yourself something to look forward to and act as motivation to get you through quarantine.
5. Make Connections Now
There’s nothing that says you can’t date in quarantine, so take the time to make connections and build up excitement with someone for when you can finally enjoy each other’s physical company. Social distancing can also cause feelings of isolation, so take care of your mind and human interaction needs by talking with others over digital platforms and engaging in activities together– like binging the same show or playing an online game against each other. These connections will make quarantine fly by!
6. Fall In Love With Yourself
Above all, view self-quarantine as a way to engage in self-love and spend time with your thoughts! Learn who you really are and what your intentions are in life. Once you know what you really want and what your dream life is, it’ll be easier to fall in love with someone else. It’s important to have confidence in who you are and feel good in your own skin. Celebrate your individuality and let us help you find your perfect match!