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Is it worth finding a date during the pandemic?

anyone feel the same?

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Rob37  Male  Kent
29-Jul-2020 20:57 Message #4788006
Hey all.

I was just wondering if anyone else feels the same, this is not meant in a depressing way, but just being honest.

is there any point possibly trying to find a potential partner during this COVD 19 outbreak? I mean, when going for a coffee, you'd both have to wear face masks in the coffee shop (I know you can still chat with a mask on, but you have to admit, it does eliminate the fun, sadly.)

and even if, things went well, and the 2 people wanted to meet again, if a 2nd wave of COVID hits Britain, we will all be in lockdown for a few months again, not being able to visit each other's houses. We'll be lucky if Boris lets us leave the house for a tiny bit of shopping, let alone meeting your date.

There's a couple of single women on facebook, who are friends, of my friends (if that makes sense) who are single, and I can start a conversation with, or add them, but I just find it pointless if COVID is going to destroy everything.
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
29-Jul-2020 21:08 Message #4788008
I wouldn't actively look even lol
But if it happened naturally I, d insist on both getting a covid test before the mask came off or even held hands lol
Female
usuallyLaura  Female  Devon
29-Jul-2020 22:39 Message #4788009
my daughter has had several dates since lockdown relaxed, no wearing of face masks in pubs/restaurants required.
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fosy  Male  Leicestershire
29-Jul-2020 22:43 Message #4788010
"you'd both have to wear face masks in the coffee shop"

i think you,ll find that you dont have to wear a face mask if you are sitting in a coffee shop/cafe, its only if you are getting a take away that you have to mask up.
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persona_non_grata  Male  North London
30-Jul-2020 08:52 Message #4788025
I don't see why anything has changed regarding dating. At the moment you can meet and chat and go for a walk or a coffee which is pretty much what I would do anyway.
If there is another lockdown caused by COVID then, quite rightly, we might have to be quarantined in some way but that doesn't prevent romance blossoming.

Go for it :)
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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
30-Jul-2020 13:12 Message #4788048
PNG,

I agree entirely, but few recognise the slow burn and blossoming, it's all about "I'll know them when I see them" then moving in 2 weeks later.
Female
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
30-Jul-2020 15:28 Message #4788058
Well Rob, the alternative at moment ,could be 'catching CV19'...... its your choice to take the safest option.
Male
brisinger-the-beekeeper  Male  Lancashire
30-Jul-2020 17:26 Message #4788063
I know you can still chat with a mask on, but you have to admit, it does eliminate the fun, sadly.

Why should it eliminate the fun? If you are getting on well you could, for instance, be chatting about all sort so things you like doing. It also give you something to talk/joke about.
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brisinger-the-beekeeper  Male  Lancashire
30-Jul-2020 17:39 Message #4788065
Manchester are running a meet at the Gin and Rum festival in mid October and I don't really see it as any different really.
Female
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
31-Jul-2020 08:42 Message #4788087
The present situation only prevents physical contact but getting to know someone new is still possible. Not being able to physically touch for a few dates might heighten the anticipation.

Common sense prevails.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
2-Aug-2020 08:59 Message #4788227
Yes Greencare commonsense will hopefully prevail. Most of us have plenty of it even if many pretend to be "confused" as a show of "free thinking".
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Genuinefella  Male  Northamptonshire
8-Aug-2020 17:41 Message #4788790
Well I still waiting for our first one in a long time Hun x
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Genuinefella  Male  Northamptonshire
8-Aug-2020 17:41 Message #4788791
Well I still waiting for our first one in a long time Hun x
Male
Genuinefella  Male  Northamptonshire
8-Aug-2020 17:42 Message #4788792
Well I still waiting for our first one in a long time Hun x

Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
8-Aug-2020 22:02 Message #4788807
Once, twice, three times a lady!
Female
Mary  Female  Norfolk
20-Aug-2020 00:13 Message #4790151
I don't see why not.

As with all new relationships, take precautions.

Dating wouldn't be the same.... Not touchy feely at the moment
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
20-Aug-2020 07:35 Message #4790159
Dating at a distance for the early days could enhance a relationship and give it an exciting edge waiting for the first physical touch.
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HonestBob  Male  the Central region
20-Aug-2020 08:46 Message #4790167
Since lockdown, one of my mates met a woman in the park, one thing led to another, next thing you know his wife of 18 years is out and the new younger model is in. So it isn't impossible.

There is a course going about, I'm not recommending by the way, called "Pandemic Pick Up". Seen it advertised as a course on using the best techniques to get women during these times.

"and even if, things went well, and the 2 people wanted to meet again, if a 2nd wave of COVID hits Britain, we will all be in lockdown for a few months again, not being able to visit each other's houses. "

Again, I mentioned this in other threads..... I never seen much of this up here. People just done as they pleased, so maybe a bit harder in England if it is being adhered to.
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Cooper  Male  Lancashire
25-Aug-2020 11:51 Message #4790723
As an alternative you can try online dating during this COVID period. It's great chance find someone to talk and not to feel alone and depressed. Check this website https://instantstrangers.com/ when you have free time. It's worth trying.
Female
wholelottakaren  Female  Lincolnshire
16-Sep-2020 20:52 Message #4792489
Hell, why not take a chance, live dangerously. Covid will kill us with boredom
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
18-Sep-2020 08:02 Message #4792611
No confessions on here yet.
Female
NoSaint  Female  Devon
19-Sep-2020 09:03 Message #4792694
HoW. Maybe they are all too busy releasing their frustrations after lockdown.
Female
janethemain  Female  central London
25-Sep-2020 05:59 Message #4793166
My casual date turned into a hot steamy night, under the pandemic we kissed, fondled each other into the bed room, then he sneezed. Hello everyone I just joined.
Male
capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire
30-Sep-2020 13:28 Message #4793611
we are told its like a war with an invisible enemy so make the most of every day/encounter
Female
NoSaint  Female  Devon
5-Oct-2020 22:23 Message #4794209
What better reason for being on a dating site than finding dates.

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