With the end of lockdown in sight, now is a great time to prepare to start socialising again. Whilst most of us have a hankering to return to normality, it’s unsurprising to hear that many of us are feeling out of practice and even anxious about reconnecting as lockdown restrictions lift. After a year of our social lives being on hold, this is understandable and it is unsurprising that we may have retreated into ourselves and feel isolated. The less we socialise and the lonelier we feel, the greater our social anxiety. However, humans thrive on love and connection and we have a few tips to help ease you back into socialising and dating after lockdown:
Start slowly – arrange to go somewhere familiar with a friend who you know well and feel comfortable with – this will enable you to feel as relaxed as possible.
Be open – you will not be alone in feeling nervous about rebooting your social life after lockdown and sharing your feelings will help to make you feel more comfortable.
Have some fun – after months of evenings spent on the sofa in loungewear socialising via a screen, the idea of dressing up and actually going out to a fabulous restaurant should feel exciting. Enjoy the anticipation of meeting up in person.
The real thing – actually going on a real date tells you so much more about the person than chatting online. You can check out their body language and how they interact socially, and finally one of the greatest losses of virtual dating – their scent. Scent is particularly powerful and only works through real-life interaction. You might be surprised to hear that scent triggers a response faster than a thought, making it the heart of instinctive attraction and desire. A staggering 75% of our emotions are triggered by what we smell. An alluring scent ignites and heightens the senses, making romantic interaction so much more intense and electric.
Live life to the full – if the last year has taught us anything, it’s that life is precious and should not be taken for granted. Our top post-lockdown tip is to live life to the full and to make the most of every opportunity.
You may be happy being single but if having a romantic relationship is something you value and would like to pursue, our approachable professional matchmakers are here for you. We are having real success, even during the pandemic, of introducing like-minded single people to each other. INTRO clients have been personally interviewed and identity checked, giving you the confidence that they are who they say they are and genuine about seeking a relationship. 2021 really can be the year to find the person of your dreams.
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