Reports by dating apps and surveys by researchers found that because of the pandemic, many people found themselves dating more intentionally and desiring deeper conversations and quality time with their partners. The COVID-19 crisis has upended so many things about society and our individual lives, and it stands to reason that it has affected our romantic relationships.

You might find yourself wanting to be a little less lonely and eventually find someone you can settle down with, someone you can call your soulmate and a potential life partner. That’s a valid need and want, and there are plenty of ways to find it even in the time of COVID-19. It won’t be easy, but love is always worth it.

Here are some practical and effective ways to find your soulmate during the pandemic.

Hire a matchmaker

If you’ve tried online dating or asking people you trust to set you up with dates, but none of these strategies panned out, why not consider employing the help of a professional matchmaker? These services have a higher chance of working because they steer clear of robotic and technical ways to match people.

They provide personalized and unique connections that are based on your preferences, personality, and aspirations. They understand their clients deeply, what clients want out of a relationship and what they’re looking for in a partner, and what clients can bring into a romantic relationship.

Their work does not just stop making introductions; they will help see the relationship through to the end to help clients increase their chances of success. They often give dating coaching and offer professional styling, dermatologists, and others to help clients look and feel their best on their dates. They also honor their clients’ religious beliefs and sexual preferences, so you don’t have to be afraid to be clear about what you want and the type of person you’re looking for.

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Ask for help from people you trust

If you have family members and friends you trust who have the following credentials:

  • An excellent judge of character
  • Know a lot of people and are part of many circles
  • Have a deep understanding of your character, wants, needs, desires, and aspirations for your future

Then consider asking them to set you up with people who they think you might hit it off with. Believe it or not, there was a world before the internet, which is one of the best ways people met others. Ask your friends to set up a dinner party with all their other single friends, and tell them to be transparent about what the dinner is for so that no one comes blindsided. Nothing will happen if you let hesitation and shyness get in the way.

Hit up old acquaintances

How about old friends from your previous schools or places of work? Try looking up these people on social media and check for the following:

  • If they’re single
  • You find them attractive and see yourself going on a date with them
  • Common friends you trust can vouch for their singleness and character

Then cold message them and ask for a date. What’s the worse that can happen if they say no? Too often, the reason we refuse to put ourselves out there is that we’re terrified of rejection.

Still, when people let us down, it doesn’t necessarily say anything about us and our desirability. It simply means that the person may not be interested in a relationship for now, or we’re not the person they’re looking for. But it doesn’t mean we’re not attractive and worth dating or pursuing. Don’t let the fear of being rejected keep you from going after what you want.

And if they say yes, one of the best things that this pandemic has given us is that it allowed us to be better connected through video call apps and platforms that have upped their game. You don’t need to limit your search to singles in your area since you can easily set up a virtual date with someone who’s thousands of miles away from you. Go on a fun Zoom date and ask each other interesting questions to get to know each other better.

While being in love and a committed relationship is not the end-all and be-all of happiness, it can certainly be a wonderful bonus for you as an individual who’s already complete and secure in yourself. Share your success and joy with someone who makes you happy! Being on top of the world is loads better when you share the views with someone you love and who loves you.

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