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Pandemic & Relationships: Yay or Nay

Pandemic & Relationships: Yay or Nay


The pandemic has completely transformed relationships. Understandable, it’s been a new and unknown pressure for many individuals. The heightened emotional states have affected the couple’s life dramatically. But it’s not always been for the worse. 

Some people have grown stronger during the pandemic. While, for others, the pandemic has revealed the drains and cracks that were already there. Therefore, there is no generic response. Everyone has reacted differently and according to their own situation. Demographic data are the first to show disparities. Some hospitals have observed a peak in births (approximately 9 months after the start of the pandemic), while other healthcare centers are worried about a drop in childbirth. The reason for such extreme disparities is that individual situations are different across the board. Therefore, if you are wondering whether the pandemic is pulling couples apart or driving them together, the answer is both. 

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It’s the last straw for struggling couples

We have to be realistic. Partners who were unhappy together before the pandemic are unlikely to come out of it whole. The reason why the situation is straining many relationships and marriages to the breaking point has to do with how people handle emotional and economic stress. Couples who can work together and share the burden are more likely to establish healthy communication and find a solution to the crisis. However, those who were used to seek out support outside of the relationship may find themselves developing bad coping behaviors, such as substance abuse, that can put pressure on the relationship. The impact of staying at home 24/7 has increased the risks for conflicts, highlighting the need for aggressive attorneys to step in and protect their client’s rights against the disgruntled partner. 

But it’s a renewal for others

Yet, for many others, the pandemic is a wake-up call that can help rediscover the spark in the relationship. When partners spend more time at home, they can also make time for each other, seizing the opportunity to plan a cozy home date night together. When everything in life goes fast, the pandemic helps us slow down and focus on what matters: each other. And why not think of it as a new chance to make memories together, whether it’s at home or outside. You can start a new hobby and reconnect creatively with each other. A lot of couples grow apart as a result of external pressure. Therefore, the pandemic is a break from the damaging routine, and a chance to enjoy each other’s company again. 

Creative dating required

Singletons have also made an important discovery. The pandemic makes it easy to recognize individuals who share the same values. Dating has got creative for many, who shared many drinks and meals online before meeting their dates IRL. The process may be time-demanding, but it’s helped new couples to build solid bonds. For the first time, the dating game has shown resilience to negative and harmful behaviors. Meetings are taken seriously, so daters have demonstrated their commitment to the future relationship. The health crisis makes us better daters. 

It’s the first time in human memory that a pandemic is changing the way we think about each other. It is both a strain and a bonus for relationships, helping individuals to measure the value of their partnership. 

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Ideas For Socially Distance Dating

Ideas For Socially Distance Dating

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For those single people looking for love, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works for the usual dating dynamic. 

Even for a generation used to finding dates through apps and online dating platforms, the ability to then take the next step, and get to know our potential partners has been taken away. It can make those first few dates potentially very awkward. The usual way of building and showing connection and attraction are no longer possible. There are still many options for meeting people online including video dating, dating lines for lesbian and gay community and a range of free dating sites aimed at those who are single during these strange times. 

For some people, social distancing can actually benefit them on those first few dates. If you’re a particularly shy person, or are worried about any expectations of physical intimacy during a date, then having to remain socially distant can relieve the weight of expectation, allowing you to be yourself and connect on a social and intellectual level. 

Over the first stages of courtship have been taking place over video chat or virtual dates but when it’s time to finally meet, how can you plan your date while still respecting social distancing rules?

It’s time to get creative in planning your dates. 

Try a sport

If you and your date are the sporty type, then there are a few creative options for an ‘active’ date. Tennis, ping pong, outdoor bowling or badminton are all great options and can all be played outdoors. Not only will you be able to observe social distancing and see how competitive your date is. 

City Walking Tour

If you both live in or near a big city, then a walking tour can be an ideal way to get to know each other while discovering more about the place that you live. You’d be amazed how much you’ve never noticed before and the tour element will mean that you always have something to talk about. 

City centres are much less busy at the moment so keeping your distance is much easier. 

While walking is a great idea for a date, keep to busier or populated areas for safety reasons when meeting someone new. 

A Picnic

Food and dates have always gone together perfectly. A romantic outdoor picnic in a park can give you that same emotional connection while still maintaining a safe distance. It will give you a chance to show off any culinary skills. 

Who knows how long the dating landscape is likely to be affected by COVID-19 legislation. Many people experienced loneliness and disconnection throughout lockdown, so maintaining social connections is a great way to combat those effects. 

Always follow your state and national guidelines for the latest health advice on COVID-19 and ensure that you’re following those guidelines. 

If your date turns into something more, then you’ll always have an interesting story to tell about how you fell in love. 

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