Online dating tips for single men after the pandemic

June 23, 2022 at 8.39am by in Online Dating
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Perhaps you find it quite hard to meet women after the pandemic because now the dating climate has significantly changed. As COVID settles down, it’s time to navigate the dating scene effectively again, especially in the online dating world.

Improve your personal grooming.

Statistics show that most people have put on weight and ignored their personal grooming during the pandemic because the majority of the population were staying at home for a very long time. If you are more lax about your grooming, you are not alone.

Don’t let yourself go. Go to a salon and get your hair done. According to our online dating experts, if your profile photo doesn’t really match your real appearance, then women probably don’t want to see you again after the first date. Therefore, it is very important to keep up on your grooming!

I have a friend who lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic. He had a white-collar job previously, but now he has a blue-collar job as he currently works in a clothing shop. Due to the nature of his new job, he has lost weight during COVID because he has to do a lot of physical work in the clothing shop: steaming garments, cleaning the floor, dusting the shelves, doing the stock, etc. Better still, instead of sitting in front of a computer all day every day, now he is walking around in the clothing shop and serving customers five days a week. No wonder he has lost a lot of weight, cured his insomnia and improved his mental health because of the pandemic.

Being active isn’t every guy’s favorite thing in the world, yet it can surely improve your health and wellbeing, particularly when this is done organically through the job you do. 😊

How to turn a tiny spark into a real flame:

Dating isn’t easy. But if you are able to focus on building an authentic connection, the first date will probably inspire both of you to go further and deeper. 😉

Don’t take your date to a pub or a restaurant for the first date if you aren’t really interested in the standard drinks/dinner date. Instead, you can take her to play a board game or bowling which shows you how she wins and loses – that can tell you a lot about this woman. Another idea is to take her to the department store and ask her to help you choose a gift for your family member – that centres the first date around generosity and thoughtfulness.

Remember to be open-minded rather than stick to your checklist. Note that just because a woman doesn’t really check all of your boxes doesn’t necessarily mean she has nothing to offer. Perhaps she has something unique to offer and you have never thought of that before.

If you tend to talk more and listen less on the first date, please start to listen more. This new habit will change the dynamics of the first date because it will help you discover your date’s qualities faster.

Also, don’t make the first date a job interview because you are not supposed to elaborate your resume when you communicate with your date. Focus on topics that excite both of you.

Which topics do you avoid on the first date?

In the online dating world, most people know that they should avoid sensitive topics such as politics and religion. Yes, that’s true most of the time. However, I would argue that if you never mention controversial topics, you are boring.

Interestingly, when you have an opinion about a sensitive topic, you look more masculine because that means you have certainty and confidence – you believe in what you say.

By the way, if you’ve enjoyed the 1st date, please tell her and confirm mutual interest, thereby confirming a desire to meet her again. Nevertheless, if you don’t enjoy the 1st date, you can tactfully let her know as well. Don’t find a lame excuse to justify the result; just say something along the lines of, “I enjoyed meeting you the other day. Having said that, I honestly didn’t feel an organic connection between you and me. As a result, I’m not sure if we will see each other again. But I believe you are a great woman and I genuinely wish you all the best in the future.” I know rejecting a woman or being rejected by a woman isn’t the easiest thing in the world; nonetheless, you have to communicate this to her in a positive way that wouldn’t make her feel dismissed or devalued for no reason. This is so much better than ghosting.

“Desire definitely needs mystery. At the very beginning, everything about this woman is so mysterious.”

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