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The world sure is a scary place at the moment. It’s bringing a lot of uncertainty to each and every one of us, particularly because we don't know how long this is going to last for...

Blasted virus!

So, we just wanted to take a moment, as we all slow down for a while to let you know we’re still here, and to perhaps share how we can control our own lives, thoughts and feelings, when everything outside feels very uncertain.

We can control our behaviours - by adapting and adhering to medical and Government advice in regard to social distancing. Remember the movie "Dirty Dancing"?... "This is my space, this is yours!"

We can control our attitude and the emotions that come with adapting to our new norm – which for most of us is self-isolating – and we can control how we spend our time.

If ever there was a time to start a new hobby – here it is!

Unfortunately, COVID-19 will affect our dating activities because actually going out on a physical date with someone at the moment, especially with someone you’re meeting for the first time is going to be a little tough!

Aside from the fact we can’t go to a 'safe' crowded bar (or any bar for that matter!) We also have to trust the person we’re meeting is being socially sensible and hasn’t recently returned from overseas.

So, to our all singles, what a fab time to get creative with your online dating efforts!

Brush your online dating profile up to perfection!

Go back in time a little and write letters via email to that person you’ve connected with!

Some quick ideas for you:

  • Learn to flirt again! Emails and text messages can be fun!
  • Brush up on those grammar skills, try to make your writing eloquent and romantic - not full of LOL’s and other digital acronyms!
  • Skype dates - now there’s a novel idea! A glass of wine and a video call? - why not!
  • Be confident, don't put up any brick walls when reaching out – we’re all in the same boat, right? After all, what have you got to lose?
  • Ahh Corona, what a great conversation starter!

We’d also be remiss if we weren't repeating the message below, So, if by any chance you haven’t already seen it a billion times, here’s the memo:

DO

  • Wash your hands regularly - for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water, or hand sanitiser.
  • If you sneeze or cough, and you don’t have a tissue handy go ahead and flex that elbow and cough or sneeze away.
  • Avoid close contact – observe your state’s social distancing rules and stay clear of those who are unwell.
  • Stay at home! If you are able to, self-isolation is the best form of flattening that curve we all keep hearing about!
  • Don't touch your face if your hands aren’t clean and particularly if you are out in public.

So, let’s talk! Ask your friends, family and new dating prospects how they’re coping with this difficult situation we’ve all found ourselves in.

We're all in this together so let’s look after one another.

Remember to be kind always...

In love, hope and safety!

The DateMyFriend Team