Top tips to get your romantic life back on track post-lockdown, according to a dating coach

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  • Many single people have been in lockdown alone with no physical opportunity to explore the dating scene 
  • As a result, some singletons have taken to dating apps to spark new flames. 
  • But how will dating be navigated once this is over? Here are some top tips from a dating coach, Gavin Bloom, for getting your romantic life back on track post-lockdown.

There's no question venturing into the dating world can be difficult at the best of times, but the idea of trying to meet new people during a global pandemic probably has a lot of singles feeling even more daunted. 

READ MORE: Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person  

Here are four tips to consider:

Take it slow

You've heard about the sow fashion movement, but what about slow dating? The idea is to be more mindful when it comes to setting up dates rather mindlessly scrolling away on apps.

Be mindful

For many of us, our relationship blueprint was probably created at an early age. Perhaps now is a good time to consider behavioural patterns in our dating lives. 

Embrace the unknown

One of the reasons people get into bad relationships is that they can’t deal with the uncertainty of being single. 

Do the groundwork

Spend some time contemplating what lockdown has meant to you and set an intention of what you really want from your next relationship. 

Have you been on dating apps during the lockdown? What has your experience been like? Tell us here.

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

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