How To Be a Better Dad: Dating during the Coronavirus pandemic

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How To Be a Better Dad:  Dating during the Coronavirus pandemic

How To Be a Better Dad is the Fatherhood and co-parenting section on SingleDad. Share and exchange great fatherhood advice from our members who are in all stages of fatherhood This month, learn about how dating during a pandemic can really change dating in general.

Have you ever had to worry about your kids health while going on a date? Usually we would give our kids to their grandparents or mother; no big deal right. We currently live in a crazy world. Having to wear masks everywhere or you’ll get refused service. Walking down the street and having people step away from you to properly social distance themselves. Coughing and getting asked to leave the building. Taking temperatures before entering buildings! I could keep on going! So how will all of this effect trying to get to know someone new?   

Dating is not how it used to be anymore, and it might not be the same for awhile. Risking your kids health to meet someone new is a huge risk but not impossible. We shouldn’t be punished for the way the worlds currently going. One of the ways you can properly date while keeping your kids health in mind is FaceTime/Skype/Zoom dates! Once or twice a week get on a FaceTime call, have something cute planned like a movie date! This might be the least fun option on how to date during the pandemic, but it will be the most affected!

Next one is my personally favorite! If you like the outdoors then picnics/hiking might be a good option for you! Dating outdoors tells you a lot about the person. How they process things and how adventurous they are! You are able to maintain a proper social distance at this point! Most peoples first dates you meet at a restaurant or a bar. Currently we don’t have that as an option since every place is takeout only. Thats why picnics or hiking is a great option because people don’t really do that anymore! It will also give you the chance to really get to know someone. 

Is this whole dating during the pandemic really a bad thing? Overall we get to spend more time with our kids and making sure they are healthy, while we are social distant but still engaged in the dating world. At the end of the day we need to think about our kids and take the right risks. Therefore lets use this opportunity to be more adventurous and courageous and take a leap of faith in the dating world at this time!

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