Dating and relationship expert Tracy McMillan says who we physically engage with can now be a life or death situation and suggests that daters need to be much more careful about who they have close contact with. She explains while dating apps were once how many people hooked up, now singles are using them to figure out whose hand they might hold.
Tracy's tips for dating during COVID include:
- Be upfront and honest about what you want in a relationship or a date
- Now is the time to weed out people who are not looking for the same things as you. Before the pandemic, it was easier to go on a handful of dates, but now, she suggests a less is more approach.
- She feels if something is missing at the beginning of a relationship, it probably is not going to magically appear. For example, a lack of chemistry or connection from the start is not a good sign, and with our interactions being minimized, she says now is not the time to waste hoping someone will change.
She also stresses that daters should be okay with swiping left and moving on to the next person if something is lacking or missing, especially during these uncertain times.