As Americans grapple with community lockdowns amid the coronavirus epidemic, those who are single, and not single, find COVID-19 to be devastatingly cramping their style.
In some cities, bars, restaurants, and movie theaters are shuttered, so options for a first date become slim.
Clubs and gyms are closed, impeding the casual run in or bump into to someone new.
And salons for hair and nails may be closed, being “non essential”, hence at home beauty regimens need to tackle overgrown nails and roots, resulting in a “hibernation” during the lockdown if one’s unsuccessful.
And for those using dating sites for strictly hook-ups, “social distancing” can be a challenge in any bedroom.
Married people don’t have it that much easier…..spending 24 hours a day at home together rarely makes the heart grow fonder…..
So America’s sex life may be locking down faster than stores shuttering.
But there are options……lot’s of them. Let’s look at these…
Assuming you have a secure server, many conversations and expressions of desire can be conveyed online. Keep in mind apps like “Zoom” do not imply image enhancement.
Bring Back Romance
Couples tend to think this is a given and once it slips away, is very difficult to get back. Likewise those on the single scene believe initial flirtation will brew the romance automatically. Wrong.
Use the lockdown as a time to be creative. So consider wooing your partner by…
- Making them laugh
- Share your feelings
- Rewrite a song with lyrics about them (and yep sing it to them)
- Poetry – even if its funny
- Sending them virtual gifts
- Doing something special
- Pampering them
- Being playful, creative with foreplay
- Try something new in the bedroom
Most long lasting relationships start with a solid foundation of friendship. Making friends can be at times difficult on the dating scene, as intentions could be easily misconstrued. So while we are in a period of “social distancing”, your “getting to know someone better” will be just that….. allowing a friendship to blossom.
Get In Shape and Eat Right
Most of us could use an opportunity to improve our diet and our shape, so use this time to increase your exercise and plan better meals. Beauty on the outside requires health from within.
Hone In On Your Skills
No one is perfect when it comes to seduction or skill, so use this time to brush up on long overdue learning and refreshers. Myself….I could sure learn how to dance……
Stay safe and healthy out there!
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, and iHeart Radio.