This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts are my own.
This December, dating is not going to be the same for anyone! Whether you’re in Tier 2 or 3, the face of UK dating has changed in the past few months. Lots of us have had to come up with inventive dating ideas, but however you date it’s important to stay safe until life returns to something resembling “normal”.
Below, I’ve come up with a few tips to stay safe while dating this December, including a few ideas for those who want to connect virtually!
This is a big one at the moment, and in December it’s not ideal… But if you’re living in a Tier 2 or 3 area it might be your only option, and there are lots of ways you can still make it romantic. With Christmas coming up next week, you could visit Christmas lights, or even go for a long walk.
It’s a little chilly to sit down, but if you take plenty of blankets, snacks, and hot beverages, a cute December picnic could be a nice way to get to know someone new.
Don’t Forget to be Hygienic!
I think during the first lockdown we were all a bit obsessive about hand sanitiser and staying 2 metres apart. We washed surfaces numerous times a day and made sure we kept our households safe.
And we need to remember these hygienic practices when meeting up with someone- even if it is just outside. Make sure to have a mask on you in case you pop for a takeaway coffee, and use sanitiser regularly to ensure you’re keeping yourself protected.
These days, there are so many opportunities to connect virtually, meaning even if you can’t meet up in person, you can still date! This might be because you live too far away to meet up, because one of you is isolating, or even because you don’t feel comfortable meeting someone new in person just yet.
Sites such as Nottinghamshire dating help single people meet new people online, meaning it’s a nice space to meet someone from the comfort of your own home during these tough times.
Why not try having a meal and a Zoom call, as you would on a date? Or a few drinks? You could even make your own cocktails and then enjoy them “together”! There’s loads you can do via video chat, such as a quiz or a game, or even just chatting.
In this post, I’ve focused on couples who are dating from two different households in the UK, but of course these are still fun dating ideas for anyone! And if you live in the same household (and live in a Tier 1 or 2 area) there are even more opportunities for fun date nights.
How are you dating safely this December? What do you think of my pandemic dating choices? What is your favourite part of dating during the pandemic?
Let me know all your thoughts below 🙂
Happy reading x