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Advice For Lovers: Dating In The Age of Quarantine

By Dani Thomas for Boston Compass (#123)

May 21, 2020

Q: I’ve been talking to someone online that I’m really into from OkC. I haven’t had such a connection with someone before. Next step would normally be to meet, but that’s not possible during quarantine. I don’t want this to fizzle out but I can only text so much till I wanna meet to see if we have the same chemistry in person. What can I do?

A: This quarantine is definitely going to set the dating situation back, but there are ways to get creative. I do think with online dating we tend to say too much through text before we meet as a way to not “waste time” and I think that’s counterproductive. Hopefully you can still get out and meet up with this person for a walk. Send each other pictures of your face masks so you can pick them out for each other and bring a tape measure! If you’re not equipped emotionally or physically to brave the outdoors at a time like this, perhaps the classic video chats or phone calls could hold you guys over for a bit. When relationships are still little seedlings it’s important to have that eye contact or voice to navigate.

Dani Thomas is Heart Soaked. A multi-media artist and love advisor based out of Roslindale. Hit up their beautiful website and IG @heart.soaked

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