Want to go on a date? Here are some ideas that can be easily implemented keeping Covid protocols in mind

New Delhi: The Covid-19 pandemic has made dating a lot trickier, whether one is already in a relationship or is itching to meet new people. And though FaceTime dating has cut it for some time, now with the weather being all nice and things gradually opening up, many of us are wishing to actually see people in person — especially if you are totally into them.

Being in a global pandemic doesn't really lend itself to extensive physical contact. However, discouraging touch does not have to mean discouraging romantic pursuits. Even while being distanced, couples can continue to enjoy each other's company, albeit from a distance. The pandemic-induced lockdown has dramatically altered how we date. Erstwhile, you would get to know your potential partner by having a glass of wine or two together in a nice restaurant. But now things are a lot different. As events unfolded in the past year, some people may have given up on the idea of dating, while others may have brightened up at the idea of flirting virtually, exhausting all their data on video calls.

Still, technology cannot take the place of good old dating in real life. And with the new guidelines, it's again possible to see your potential date. Here are some innovative dating ideas for you as suggested by Gleeden users in India.

Cute Picnic Date: It's the summer season and so far, the weather has been good to us, even blessing us with rains from time to time. So, go on and enjoy this time with your potential future partner by organising a nice picnic date. Prepare a menu of quick snacks that can be easily packed such as toasts, fruits or cheese. Curate a list of topics or questions that you would like to ask each other or take some nice board game along with you. Apart from this, if you wish your date to be Instagram-worthy, then go for coordinated outfits that complement each other. So, what are you waiting for? Bring out a bedsheet, nibbles, refreshing drinks and enjoy to the hilt!

Go Bike Riding: This is another great idea to enjoy together. Take some time and get out of the house to enjoy a long bike ride through nature together. Working up a sweat over long stretches of road will not only keep both of you healthy and improve your mood, but will also help develop a strong bond as studies have proven that exercising with your partner can elevate your emotional bond.

Take a City Tour Together: As places open up slowly and gradually, very less crowd will be flocking to these spots. Take your pick and plan to meet up there. Majority city centres are much quieter now than they ever were before. So, this is a great time to see some of the beautiful tourism hotspots devoid of the crowds.

Travelling with your partner is a wholesome experience, not only you get to spend time together but you also face different situations collectively as partners and this experience is enough to stronger the ties of the relationship.

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