Lockdowns have changed the way we organise dates. It hasn’t been safe to meet in person so we’ve had to resort to having a virtual first date to get to know each other better. Although it’s nice to meet in person to get an idea of chemistry you have with the person, there are actually some huge benefits to meeting and dating online first. We live in a world full of technology. This means that there are plenty of options when it comes to dating. From gaming to zoom chats, there are a lot of ways to get to know each other. So what are the benefits of having a virtual first date?
The Benefits Of A Virtual First Date
There Is Less Pressure
When meeting up in person, there is a lot of pressure. Shaving all your bits, looking amazing, finding the right outfit. Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t do this for yourself, but the point is that you don’t have to for a virtual date. You can leave your legs unshaved, find a nice top and wear pajama bottoms, or even scrimp a little on your makeup. The other side of this is that there is less pressure to see them again. Sometimes sparks just don’t fly and at the end of the date if they ask “should we do this again?” it’s easier to give a cold answer when you’re not in person.
You Spend Less Money
Most dates consist of going for drinks, or a trip to the cinema. If you’re Edinburgh Dating you may even be going to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a show (in non-COVID times). If you are in the comfort of your own home you get to choose the menu and the price limit on drinks. Of course, you can opt to sign up for an online class together which may cost money, but there is still more control over it. You are also, potentially, saving money on bus/taxi fares to get there and back.
You Can End The Virtual First Date At Any Time
If you’re really not having a good time, you can just end the call and blame your internet. You can’t leave in the middle of a meal in person (at least not comfortably). This might seem like a cold approach, but if you’re feeling awkward it can be easier to deal with the conversation in a message or email than in person. Of course you may be enjoying yourself and just get a bit tired, it’s less nerve-wracking to say you’re tired and want to go to bed when you’re not actually in person.
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It’s Easier To Meet More People
If you’re on an Edinburgh dating site there may be people from all around the world who live in Edinburgh most of the time but went away for a while, or back to visit family. No worries. You can have a virtual first date instead. There is more scope to meet people who don’t live directly in your area which is fantastic because as we all know, the love of your life probably isn’t in your home town. It also means you can have several dates in one day without having to rush around to get to each one.
It Will Be Easier When You Can Meet In Person
You’ve already built up a rapport with this person before the meeting, so finally meeting up in person will feel so much easier. It will still be nerve-wracking, but you’ll be more excited to meet the person you’ve been vibing with online. You’ll already have in-jokes and a special way you talk to each other so it will just feel like meeting up with your partner as opposed to a first date.