If you’re reading this, you’re probably living like most of us… confined to our homes and only allowed to go out for exercise or the essentials.
For many, it seems that life has ground to a halt. For daters, it might even spell a sudden end to budding romances. And all of this is alongside an awful and creeping sense of loneliness as we avoid others and hail toilet paper as king.
But here’s the good news, there has never been a better time to find an interested, high-quality relationship-ready man.
This is how the current state of the world can surprisingly boost your love life:
1) You Get To Slow… Way Down
Having things happen strictly via online chat or phone, believe it or not, forces people—*gasp*—to actually slow down.
When people meet physically, sparks fly, and there’s kissing or sex on the first date, which, more often than not, ends horribly for the woman. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to lend a shoulder for a client to cry on because she became too emotionally invested and the man… well… wasn’t. My left sleeve would be practically soaked through!
Meeting virtually takes the physical chemistry out of the equation and gets both parties to double down on what’s sorely missing in the online world these days—talking and connecting authentically.
With the addition of more time on our hands, dating stops being a game and suddenly is about taking the time to truly get to know someone—to build up the magic till you two can finally meet.
Regular dating: 0. Iso-dating: 1.
2) It’s Much Easier To Weed Out The Uncommitted Flakers
Eventually, you will want to do a video call, and this helps to quickly weed out the uncommitted flakers and scammers because it’s one thing to flirt on text and another to flirt via video.
On text, many flakey people get a hit of gratification through flirting, set up a “date,” and then ghost at the last minute, much to the chagrin of the other person who was looking forward to the date. Hello, Netflix. Hello, entire bottle of Merlot.
But because you now have to show your face on FaceTime (or The League’s new Video Chat), it suddenly becomes too real for these people. They bail quickly so you end up wasting less time on them.
As for the ones who are only into hookups—uh…what hookup? 😉
With this new reality of virtual dating, you’re already assured a genuine connection from a man from the start. Best of all, if he commits to a series of video dates, especially with neither of you knowing when you’ll be able to meet physically, you’ll know that he’s the real deal.
Speaking of genuine video dates, The League has a game-changing way for people to “speed date” through a fast 3-minute video date, and the match rate is 3x the match rate for the rest of the app. It’s called League Live, and you can check it out right here.
3) Meetings Are So Much Safer
You don’t run the risk of meeting in a shady area or having a stalker (since they literally can’t go out). Just set it up in the comfort of your own home.
And to make sure you meet someone authentic, The League has introduced Video Profiles, so you can say goodbye to wondering if people look like their profile pictures.
League users can now add a 10-second video to their dating profile, which also prioritizes them in the matching algorithm. It’s a win-win!
To make it even safer, there’s a new 1:1 Video Chat feature (mentioned above) so that you can follow up with the person you matched with on League Live. This eliminates the exposure of exchanging personal phone numbers, Skype IDs, or email addresses.
Technology sure is sexy.
4) The Anticipation Makes Your Future Date That Much Sweeter
Without any set timeframe for when the isolation will cease, both of you will have to commit to a series of video dates and think of creative ways to enjoy each virtual experience.
Putting that much work into each meeting enhances the emotional connection and gets you excited for much more. It has been proven that people more greatly value what they work for, so when you finally meet, you’re practically guaranteed a good time. And when that first date is that much sweeter, it’s likely to turn into a 2nd date.
Ready to get your iso-dating game on, Quaranqueen? Time to download The League.
Cherlyn Chong is a breakup recovery and dating coach for high-achieving professional women who want to get over their exes and find love again. Watch the Science of Why Career-Driven Women Love Toxic Men workshop at StepsToHappyness.com or sign up for the the Science of Mr Right dating mini series.