How to Safely Flirt While Social Distancing

With bars, restaurants and other gathering places closed to help stem the spread of COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus, you may be wondering how that will affect your social and dating life. If you can’t hit up the sexy single on the bars stool next to you or joke over name misspellings on your coffee cup, how will you get someone’s number and swap sexy pics before meeting up for a late night hook up? Well, we think the answer is obvious: Online dating!

Here are our five tips for flirting safe and maximizing your time in isolation

Seriously – don’t go out!

It seems some people still aren’t taking the CDC recommendations seriously and are communing in large groups, but that is a surefire way to spread this disease faster – and while you may be fine getting sick, older and immunocompromised people are at risk, so do everyone a favor and stay in! (Plus, the faster this gets squashed the faster our lives go back to normal)

Use this time to pump up your profile. 

New pics, an About Me that really sells your best traits– by giving your online dating profile a little spring cleaning, you’ll have a much better chance of catching the eye of the single of your dreams.

Keep up that workout routine!

Gyms are closed along with yoga studios and cross fit boxes, but that doesn’t mean your time needs to be spent chowing down on Takis while watching TV all day (though if you need some entertainment, we put together a list). Many streaming workout services exist, and some are even offering free trials to help people get through this time. If you don’t want to come out the other side of this crazy time 10 pounds heavier – remember you can still sweat inside your house!

Pick up a new hobby

Cooking, playing guitar, painting, biking and hiking (while keeping social distance in mind) – prevent cabin fever while amping up your attractive skills is the perfect way to weather this viral storm.

Start sending those messages 

Just because you aren’t out in public doesn’t mean you can’t meet (virtually) someone new. Flirt and swap sexy photos with local singles using your favorite online dating site or app and plan to meet up once the social distancing rules are lifted.