As we’ve said on several previous occasions, the lockdown we’re all currently succumbing to is having a huge effect on relationships, both those already formed and those that have yet to flourish. Without the ability to head out on the town to try and pull, the single ones among us have resorted to spending more time on apps in the hope that we’re one swipe away from meeting Mr or Mrs Right.
The global pandemic has had a dramatic effect on relationships, and one that we won’t see again for a (hopefully) very long time. We’re talking about all relationships with that sentence too, as couples will now be finding themselves spending several hours more each day with their significant other, a situation which can occasionally lead to stress and arguments.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. So what happens when you and your partner are imprisoned in your home together, with no clear of when you’ll be able to head back out into the wider world and resurrect your regular routines?
You’re single, and as the saying goes, ready to mingle. You’ve turned to app-based dating to find a prospective partner, got a few matches and set up drinks at the weekend. Saturday night comes around, you’re waiting at the bar and you suddenly think, “shit, what am I going to ask her?”. It’s not an …