We understand that dating during the uncertainty caused by the new coronavirus can be overwhelming, so we've put together some tips to help you protect yourself and others around you from the spread of the COVID-19, while you continue connecting and having fun with other humans.
To stop the spread of the coronavirus, staying at home and leaving only when absolutely necessary is fundamental, but it can also feel lonely sometimes. If you're self-isolating or staying home, you can connect with other members in similar circumstances regardless of where they are located using our new Staying at Home, Remote trios and Fantasy Bunker Cores – virtual spaces to connect with other humans that are keeping a physical distance with others, while still being social. You can learn here how to change your Core.
Don’t be shy to ask
If your country is not in quarantine and you decide to go on a date, communication is key when protecting yourself and others too. There is no shame to ask and communicate openly about any of your concerns. Asking the person you wish to meet if they suspect having been in a 'risky situation' in a nice way might make you feel both more comfortable and help you find a more suitable time to meet at a later date. You can always continue the fun online until then.
If you do arrange a date, to protect yourself and others, avoid taking public transport if possible, observe social distancing –keep a distance of 2 metres or 6 foot apart from other people– and hygiene rules on your way there and at any restaurants or bars you visit. Avoid touching your face and wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water to kill any viruses and bacteria. If you cannot wash your hands often, carry a hand sanitiser with you.
Self-isolate for at least 7 days before and after a date, to be sure that you don't spread the virus to your date or other people you spend time with.
COVID-19 can affect anyone, but the elderly and people with underlying health conditions seem to be more vulnerable to it. If you, your date or any person you are in close contact with fall into any of these groups, please take special precautions when going on a date or even consider postponing your encounter.
❗️Please check your government's health guidance, as there may be special measures or restrictions imposed in the area where you live.
To learn more about how to protect yourself and others from the new coronavirus, visit the World Health Organization's dedicated website.
To learn about specific advice from national authorities, please visit their relevant dedicated website: