After 2020, Here’s How Our Priorities Are Changing In 2021

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Embracing Real Dating and Romance, Even if It’s Online

With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing and restrictions being implemented all over the country throughout last year and into the new year, the way we’ve been dating has changed. A lot. In 2021, prioritizing online dating in all its capacities versus dating IRL has been the way to go. If you’re looking to jump into the dating world since many places like bars and clubs aren’t operating in the way they used to, opt for using dating apps. More people are using them now more than ever!

If you already have a dating app profile (or several), now’s the time to give your bio and photos a revamp. Show your potential matches how good you’re looking stepping into the new year and leave a flirty message in your bio. For those already committed but in a long-distance relationship, trade in your regular nightly Facetime appointment for a Zoom date. Get dressed up, grab something to drink, and have your partner do the same. Share dinner together by ordering something to eat and having the same meal delivered to your partner. If you want to go the extra mile, light a candle and create some date night ambiance in your space so your boo can see you made an effort and are excited to chat. Just because we’re not going outside like that doesn’t mean dating is dead! In 2021, we’re getting back to prioritizing romance!

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