If you're crying and thinking: "my 2020 dating life is toast," think again. Because according to experts, quarantine is actually the perfect time to find love. And it makes sense, right? I mean, Cameron and Lauren found it on "Love Is Blind," didn't they? So since we're essentially forced to date people from our very own pods right now, there's hope for us all!
In case you don't know where to begin, though, I'm here to help! Below is a 30-day challenge made for you to connect with potential lovers while in quarantine. Whether you're looking for "the one" or simply hoping for some virtual company, this is a fun way to make social distancing a lot more fun and challenge you to step out of your comfort zone.
Note: don't be intimidated by the possibility of rejection, it happens and life goes on. Own it and have fun!
Update your dating profile with new pics and prompt answers
Create a dating mantra for the rest of 2020
Make a list of things you're looking for while dating, hold yourself to it, and don't settle
Skip the B.S. and tell your matches exactly what you're looking for in a relationship
Use a funny pickup line on five new dating app matches. Like one of these social distancing pickup lines, perhaps?
Delete your toxic ex's (or exes') number(s) from your phone
Text someone from your past to get the closure you might need
Ask your friends to virtually introduce you to someone who's single in their circle
"Spring clean" your dating profile by unmatching anyone you aren't interested in anymore (look out for these dating profile red flags).
Date yourself! Practice self-care today
Make 5 new connections and try to find something you have in common with each
Slide into someone's DMs
Ask someone for their phone number and actually text them
Send a flirty text to someone you've been talking to and see how they respond
Text the person you've been hesitant to reach out to first and start up a convo
Ask someone to have a virtual drink with you over FaceTime
Ask someone you're talking to five deep questions. Need inspiration? Here are 45 questions to ask your match to bring you closer.
Play Never Have I Ever with one of your matches
Take a break! Stay off dating apps and social media for 24 hours
Play Truth or Drink with a match. Let me help! This is the ultimate truth or drink game to get honestly drunk with your partner in quarantine.
Have a Netflix movie night with your crush. Take it a step further and download the Netflix Party Google Chrome extension to watch in sync.
Binge a TV show with your crush. Take it a step further and download the Hulu With Me Google Chrome extension to watch in sync.
Plan your first in-person date with a match for when we're out of quarantine
Take some sexy photos… for yourself (or someone else)
Have a game night via FaceTime with a match. Feeling fancy? Consider one of these games to play over FaceTime.
Plan a breakfast or coffee date with your crush
Plan a Zoom double date (Not there yet? Do it with friends!)
Treat yo'self to a new vibrator. Preferably one of these that everyone's buzzing about this spring.
SUPER CHALLENGE! Learn a TikTok dance with your crush over FaceTime
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Know some couples who are up for a challenge? Send them This 30-Day Couples Quarantine Challenge Will Literally Make You Closer Than Ever.
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