The world and our daily routines are changing fast — these are uncertain and unusual times, as everyone keeps saying. Many things are out of our control at the moment, but let’s take a deep breath and focus on what we can do to find balance and keep ourselves happy, healthy, and fulfilled.
It may not be feasible to meet up for in-person dates or to see your boo as often as you’d like, but you can make quality connections from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re ISO some new COVID-companionship or just looking to keep the spark between you and your government mandated long distance bae, we have some tips for you!
So, you’re in self-quarantine..
Long distance relationships have been around since … forever. Flashback to 2008 and you’ll recall the eternal wisdom of Soulja Boy: “I just wanna kiss you, but I can’t right now — so baby kiss me thru the phone, I’ll see you later on.” Finding ways to keep you intimately connected in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic might not be priority numero uno, but we still think it’s pretty important.
Designate some QT for your cutie
Social distancing doesn’t need to be lonely and unfulfilling. We hope this list inspires you to bridge the gap if there’s more than 6 feet between you and your partner(s) or match(es).
Be gentle with yourself, your partners, and the people around you. You might not be experiencing any impact, personally, but someone close to you probably is.
Remember that we’re all learning how to navigate this situation, and doing the best we can — we’re bound to hit stumbling blocks. Understanding that we all have different perspectives, reactions, and immune systems is key. Be safe, be smart, and — most importantly — play NICE.
Originally posted https://medium.com/@hashtagopen/covid-connections-dee96035d1ee
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