It’s undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic and long-term isolation requirements have had drastic effects on the lives of millions of people. For the majority of people, their lives were turned completely on their heads by the emergence of the pandemic. One area of our lives that has been greatly affected is our personal relationships. Being physically distanced from loved ones has been a major challenge for a lot of people. Those who went into the pandemic and resulting quarantine period without a significant other were impacted especially hard.
The long periods of time without any personal connection made it hard for people to pursue any romantic relationships. With the closure of restaurants and businesses, as well as the government enforced social distancing requirements, dating wasn’t a realistic option for many months. While the world is beginning to open back up and the COVID vaccine is now widely available, some people are still feeling apprehensive about re-entering the dating world. The following are some tips for easing back into dating while still staying safe during these uncertain times.
Look to the Stars
Oftentimes we underestimate the impact that astrology has on our lives, specifically our romantic relationships. Your zodiac sign can tell you a lot about your own personality, quirks, desires, and even fears. If you’re interested in learning more about yourself and building your dating confidence back up, astrological insights can help you do this. Going beyond just daily horoscopes, your zodiac signs can help you navigate uncertainty by understanding how your personal experience is impacted by each constellation.
One astrological sign, in particular, that may experience unique challenges during this time is Virgo. This earth sign, known as the maiden, is ruled by Mercury and they are considered to be highly meticulous in all aspects of their lives. If this is your sign, your likely to thoroughly plan things and rigorously assess any risks involved. This means you may be feeling some unease trying to safely plan dates and romantic excursions during this time.
It’s important to remember that as the maiden earth sign, you have great attention to detail and an eye for perfection. While some people may not understand your meticulous nature and consider these things’ flaws, they are actually your greatest strengths and should be embraced.
Take it Slow
Now that you better understand your personal nature in accordance with your astrological sign, you should remember to focus on empowering yourself with this knowledge. Dating under normal conditions can already be difficult, but adding a pandemic to the mix has elevated all of the existing pressures. It’s important to remember that you’re allowed to take your time and pace yourself in your romantic ventures.
Listen to your gut feeling and prioritize what you are feeling in any romantic situation. If you’re the type of person who tends to plan things in detail and move slowly in your relationships, embrace this. While people may be feeling antsy and ready to jump headfirst back into things, it’s important to have some perspective in these situations. Taking this process one step at a time is the best way to protect your heart, soul, and body in this post-COVID time.
Prioritize Your Safety
While many people are ready for the world to go back to normal, we still have a long way to go. But this doesn’t mean that we can’t regain normalcy in some ways. The best way to resume your romantic endeavors is to focus on the safety of yourself and others. You can still go on fun dates and experience real connections, but remember the risks of COVID may still be present.
Try starting with dates in open spaces outside, social distance when possible, and never forget your mask. If the person you’re interested in doesn’t prioritize your safety when you go out together, this is a clear way to see that a relationship isn’t worth pursuing. We are living in unprecedented times, and you have to be diligent in putting your health and safety first.