Are you ready to get back out there? As more and more people get vaccinated, social distancing will soon become a thing of the past. Lockdown might have helped some couples grow closer, while others have grown apart. As for singles, the game completely changed, temporarily. The keyword here is “temporarily.”
For singles, living the bachelor or bachelorette life comes with a unique set of pros & cons. For instance, some people tend to get lonelier than others, making it harder for them to stay single. On the other hand, a lot of singles are happily single because they prefer to spend the majority of their time alone.
However, if one thing is common amongst everyone, it’s that people need human interaction to tune up their social skills. Chances are, the pandemic put your dating life on the back burner, and the point of this article is to help you recover what you’ve lost.
Reinvigorate Your Dating Profile
Is your dating profile starting to look outdated or in need of a major facelift? Perhaps, your current Tinder session has grown stale after swiping through everyone in your area. Regardless, there’s no better time than now to improve your dating profile.
Typically, men make a lot of mistakes without knowing it, justto see all the silly things guys do on their profiles. To avoid these common mistakes, it’s critical to leave your ego at the door.
No one is perfect, and no one ever will be. That’s just not how life works. So, to improve your profile, consider sprucing up your profile photos, rewriting you bio to convey your essence to potential partners, and take a few minutes to share your interests.
Overall, nothing is more important than your profile photos when breaking the ice and increasing the number of matches you get. A good practice is to test photos to see which ones garner the most positive responses and help you to match with other singles who are your type.
Accept the Rust
Next, you must accept that you’re going to be a little rusty when it comes to chatting with other singles. The solution is to not take yourself too seriously and find the humor in the fact that it’s been a while since you’ve dated.
In the end, you’ll be more comfortable and quickly build your confidence back up by chatting with other singles who are rusty as well. This step is important to rebuild your social skills and determine whether you’re ready for a commitment. You never know what might happen when you give someone a chance to meet you, right?
Don’t Limit Yourself
There’s undoubtedly a line between getting back out there and being an online serial dater. While the latter isn’t healthy, it’s important to stay in the former group by exploring your options. No longer is Tinder the only dating app to meet other singles.
In fact, other apps have closed the gap while some have become outdated. One app that’s worth a try is Bumble. If you’re unfamiliar with Bumble, it works like Tinder, but women make the first move.
This means, when you match with someone, the woman must send the first message or the match expires after 24 hours. However, there are premium paid features that allow users to extend match times for matches who interest them the most.
Plus, Bumble is better than Tinder for making new friends. As you know, it’s not always easy to make new friends, especially when you have a busy schedule. If you’re not looking for intimacy at the moment, it’s still important to get back out there and build your social skills through human interaction.
Plan a Trip
Have you already been vaccinated? Once more countries begin to reopen their borders, the world is going to take on a vibrant new light. People are going to be more motivated than they’ve been in years to realize their dreams of international travel.
For this reason, it’ll be the perfect opportunity to meet singles from other cultures. If you can remember before the pandemic, a growing number of people were already doing this. For example, Tinder has a feature in its Tinder Plus package that allows you to change your location to anywhere in the world.
Before taking off for your next trip abroad, it’s not a bad idea to use this feature to connect with people at your destination before your arrival. This way, you can hit the ground running so to speak and get a true taste of the local culture from a local’s point of view.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
When updating your profile, one freeway to make it better is to ask your friends for help. Getting a different point of view than your own is important to create the most attractive profile. Think of it this way, a different set of eyes is more likely to see you as others view you.
Friends are great at pinpointing your most attractive photos and giving you constructive criticism that won’t hurt your feelings. Additionally, you might even want to go a step further by consulting an online dating coach who knows what it takes to create the most attractive dating profile. Just be sure to screen the coach to ensure he or she is the real deal.
One of the most valuable things in life everyone lost during the pandemic was social interaction with new people, and even loved ones. Social distancing has done a great job of reducing virus spread, but once enough people have been vaccinated to stop spread, it’s important for people to start socializing again to rebuild their social skills and enrich their lives.
Have you ever noticed how good you feel after a great date or making a new friend? Getting back in the game is going to reintroduce you to that lovely feeling and boost your mood. Are you ready?