Finding love can be hard and it seems that this year has become even harder, but we live in an era where technology is so advanced that romance can be found from the comfort of your couch. And while nothing can replace the warmth of human touch, here are six reasons why you should date from home.
A lot of restaurants and bars have reopened and people are trying to get back to normal, or some version of that, but the reality is that COVID is still among us and avoiding crowded places is one of the smartest things we can do at the moment. Plus, what is the point of going out on a date if you have to stay six feet apart? What happens to the excitement of wondering if your hand will graze theirs? Will there be a kiss goodbye? Thankfully, this is a virus your computer can’t catch.
Imagine how much cheaper it is to make your own mimosas and bagels at home. Overpriced avocado toast? Not in this economy! You won’t even have to compromise on the type of food, each of you will be free to enjoy whatever you want. Beyond that, think about it: no transportation, no parking. Now, if you decide to go for take out, at least it’s just for one, but don’t forget to tip your delivery person.
Yes, there’s the health angle and this killer virus trying to get us all, but there’s also the physical safety side of dating. Online dating is romance for this generation, and there is nothing wrong with that. However you always have to be careful when going out with people you meet on the internet, you never know who really is on the other end of Tinder. If your date is making you uncomfortable or you don’t feel safe talking to them, the end call button is your new best friend to remove yourself from a situation you’re not comfortable with.
Think about the last time you went on a first date with a stranger. You may have asked yourself:
What am I going to wear?
What if I don’t like them?
What if they stand me up?
Where are we going to go?
Yes, some of those doubts will always haunt first dates, but doing it from home brings the stakes way down.
Bonus # 1: You choose a nice top and don’t even have to worry about matching pants and shoes.
Bonus #2: If you don’t like them, well, just be nice about it. It’s way easier to end a date early on a call than in person, at least this way you don’t have to wait for the check.
Bonus #3: If they stand you up, that still sucks, but you won’t have a waitress looking at you with pity and then having to walk out of that place feeling like your dignity is dragging behind you..
Your date is at 8:00 PM, which means you have to leave the house by 7:40 PM, so you have to start getting ready by 6:30 PM, but you haven’t even made it home from work by then. All of that goes away when you just have to make sure that the sleep is out of your face when the video call comes through. There’s no driving, no looking for parking, taking the wrong turn, or getting stuck in traffic.
Dating from home means no more sitting through hours of awkward dates just because you're unsure how to make a polite getaway. Virtual dating is not an excuse for you to be a jerk online, don’t just blame your wifi and end the call without warning to leave. At the end of the day, everyone is looking for that special someone in these really weird times, and dating from home can make it easier to meet more people in a safe environment (like your living room or home office).
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