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How to enjoy a lockdown date 

lockdown date
Written by Nigel Simpkins

The lockdown restrictions are a lot less strict than a couple of months ago. That’s why most of us find time to visit public places, meet new people, or even go on dates with someone you’ve met before Covid-19. The restrictions are less strict, but that doesn’t mean things are going back to normal. Dating during this pandemic is a lot different than you’re used to. This means if we go on dates during lockdown, we need to get a bit creative. Here are a few tips how to enjoy a lockdown date. 

Dating with distance 

Finally, your first date in months. But despite the fact you really want to hug and kiss your date or just stay a little bit near them, according to the rules this is not possible. That’s why dating during lockdown is a bit weird. How can you create intimacy when you have to stay so far apart? Is physical attraction possible on a socially distanced date? 

According to scientist the answer is yes. Socially distancing doesn’t mean you can’t connect on a physically and emotionally level. It will just take a little more creativity to do so. 

It’s all about being creative. You can do a lot more than you might think while adhering to the current restrictions. Let’s give you some ideas. 

Go on a bike ride 

Okay, maybe not the best idea for people with poor cycling-skills. But it can be in fact very romantic to go on a bike ride together. And you’ll follow the current restrictions. Cycling is a perfect sport that lends itself to social distancing. Talk with each other, get to know one another. Bond emotionally. 

Beach date 

Are you one of the lucky ones who lives near the beach? Beaches are a perfect spot to go on a date. Especially during lockdown. Most beaches have reopened since the loosening of current restrictions. Bring your swimsuit and dip in the water. As long as you two keep your distance, there’s no need to stay away from the beach. 

How to build intimacy? 

How to build intimacy when you are so far apart? Many of us think of intimacy as a physical thing. This is wrong. There are a lot of ways to create a deeper connection. As example by enjoying a great conversation or sharing stories. And let’s not underestimate the power of laughter. Intimacy is a lot more than only the physical thing. 

Sex during lockdown is not advised. By having sex you put yourself at risk. And remember: some people don’t show any symptoms of Covid-19, but are able to infect other people. Condoms do not protect against this virus. So try to avoid the bedroom for now. You can do other things to enjoy ‘sex’ together. Video call while masturbating with sex toys or send each other naughty messages or pictures. Be creative!