The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted so many aspects of human life that it’s hard to keep track of them all. 

But amid all the ways in which it’s altered our professional lives, it’s also altered our emotional lives. While that primarily means keeping a distance from family and friends, for those not in relationships, it’s meant an end to the existing mode of dating and the beginning of a new one in this strange world we live in.

However much your local government is loosening restrictions right now, the coronavirus remains (at least for the time being) a very real fact of life. Low transmission rates don’t translate to zero transmissions, and the virus isn’t getting less serious, even in places where it is getting markedly less common. 

So given the way dates typically involve being less than 6 feet away from the person you’re seeing, what is your dating life look like for the foreseeable future?

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