The pandemic has changed the way we live forever in many ways: I don’t see that many of us going back to the office five days a week. But, it’s not just working life that’s been affected, it’s very much our social life that has changed too. A group of my friends scattered around the country are intending to have zoom catch ups every month or two, just because we can’t get together in the flesh that often even without Covid around. On dating too there’s likely to be some permanent changes about the way we start out on the dating game.
It makes a lot of sense if you are Berkshire Dating to have your first date online. You can start to get to know a person without having to run all the usual risks of a first date in person. You can easily check that they haven’t put up misleading profile pictures and can get a bit of a feel for what sort of person they are. There’s no hanging around cafes, pubs or other venues, wondering if you will recognise your date. I think there are less likely to be no-shows too as they will have already invested some time in getting to know you. It’s safer too as you can check someone out without getting close. Chances are you will save money too and won’t waste cash on first dates that are going nowhere.
How to set up the perfect virtual first date?
- Find your date. Try checking out the Berkshire Dating Site for some potential matches.
- Agree on a hosting platform – if you have had meetings online or done some virtual dating already, you might have a preferred platform.
- Decide on an activity. It’s much easier than having a freestyle conversation. You have a shared experience and a focus for the evening.
- Set a time limit. Make the date half an hour long or the time it takes to complete the activity.
Ideas for Virtual First Dates
- Watch TV together. Agree to watch something (half an hour or an hour works better than a film) and watch it together in a virtual Googlebox style. Something with ads is good, so you can fit in some chat in the breaks.
- Do a quiz. This can be fun especially if it’s one that you can work out together. Having a shared task (and successfully completing it) will help you bond and it can be fun too.
- Try a virtual escape room. Again teamwork will kick in and you will soon have an idea about whether you want to spend more time with your team mate.
- Twenty questions. Answer a list of twenty questions, maybe you each provide ten, or find a ready made twenty questions list online.
Virtual dating is a great way to start the process of getting to know someone and work out who you’d like to meet in real life.