“I’ve been checking out dating apps while social distancing, and I’ve been enjoying talking to one guy in particular who I’m actually interested in! The only problem is, neither of us seems totally comfortable meeting up with the shelter-in-place guidelines going on right now. Since we cannot meet for an IRL date for who knows how long, I feel like we’re losing momentum and I don’t want to. How do I keep up the rapport until we can meet?”
In my opinion, quarantine is actually a weirdly wonderful time to go about dating differently by putting intimacy first. Kinda like Love Is Blind…but way less dramatic. Remote dating means we can get to know someone through extensive conversation, which will make the transition to a physical relationship more natural and comfortable. So, even though you can’t see each other physically, here’s exactly how I would escalate the intimacy from afar.