Dating amid the coronavirus? People are considering social distancing even more seriously than ever!
Holding on to the threats of coronavirus, WHO seems determined to discourage all sorts of contact, and that also includes PDA and any other form of intimacy. Now you might question why is there a warning for single people only when individuals in an intimate relationship are more prone to the transfer of this virus?
Well, tough luck because when you spend time with your partner, you can easily detect the symptoms.
However, meeting people through Tinder and Bumble can be a real problem!
Let’s say; you have no idea who they are and where they come from. By this, we don’t intend to be racist by reserving our behavior exclusively for Chinese/Korean/Japanese people yet shaking hands, kissing on the cheek, and even on the face are now being discouraged. No doubt, single people have started wondering if they should just give up the idea entirely and die alone!
Source: Business Insider
Well, Tinder says no because modern problems require modern solutions. Based on the precautions released by the World Health Organization, the dating app has upped their game.
Similarly, Bumble has also pointed out that their features of video and voice calling, which no one paid attention to before, can be used for safe dating. Dr. Natasha Fuksina, Diplomat of American Board of Medicine, has advised that if you are not sure about meeting your date, then use Skype or Facetime. “It will lessen some of the fears and help build trust and a relationship going forward.”#ThankYouTechnology
Source: New York Post
An anesthesiology resident at the San Diego University of California says, “I do not believe we need to shut down dating amid the coronavirus. In young, healthy adults, there is a very low risk of contracting serious consequences of the illness”. While that may be true, that does sound quite Trump-ish.
While you may feel lonely, experts suggest to take precautions and not make direct contact with your date to avoid risks. Similarly, if you are showing signs like cough, flu, and fever, do not go out for coffee because let’s face it, coronavirus or no coronavirus, the society always frowns upon coughing on your potential partner during the first meeting!
However, do not throw coronavirus under the bus to hide your commitment issues and Skype if you can’t make it!