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Dating during the Coronavirus lockdown

  • 20-03-2020 7:20pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭ Upforthematch


    **This is meant to be a lighter thread**

    For those that are single and want to mingle at the moment but looking at 2-3 months of no pubs, clubs or bars - what's the plan?

    I'm not on Tinder myself but just wondering has it changed? More swipes to the right? left?

    Are you still going on dates? Would the idea be mad with the social distancing going on?

    It's only week 1 and I'm missing dating already!

    Single people of Boards: with the current Covid situation, when will you date again? 130 votes

    From next week
    76% 99 votes
    I'll wait another month
    6% 8 votes
    I'll wait till September/October
    1% 2 votes
    I'll wait till November/December
    2% 3 votes
    I'll wait till 2021
    0% 0 votes
    I'm not dating til there's a vacinne!
    3% 5 votes
    I'm not dating til the treatments get very, very effective
    3% 4 votes
    I'm not sure, but I'm only going to date within my existing social circles
    0% 0 votes
    I'll wait till 2022
    2% 3 votes
    2023 or beyond....
    4% 6 votes


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,516 ✭✭✭✭ Idbatterim


    going for stroll and coffee is going to be the only option! If people are even prepared to meet...

    this already has a video on youtube!!!

    "How Does Coronavirus Change Online Dating?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hC23tlSKm8


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,925 ✭✭✭ Ubbquittious


    I met a girlie only a week ago and started courtin. Met the day before the pubs closed. Surely a good sign that its meant to last

    Stellantis: All the sh1t brands under one roof



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭ Upforthematch


    “Shifting, meeting, tickling teeth, scoring, whatever the **** young people are calling it. It stops now,” confirmed Min. for Health Simon Harris in the Dáil. “It should go without saying therefore ‘getting jiggy with it’, sex, butt trumpeting and slam-jamming hip-hopping show-stopping orgasm spasms are off the menu”.

    https://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2020/03/20/no-shifting-anyone-governments-new-emergency-covid-19-laws-in-full/

    :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,254 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump


    Just no face to face stuff. None of that kissing or cuddling marlarkey

    Straight in doggy-style, do the business and back out again.

    She can wear an old raincoat to keep her back protected and if you are feeling romantic, you can offer to powerwash her down afterwards. From a distance though of course.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭ Upforthematch


    Idbatterim wrote: »
    going for stroll and coffee is going to be the only option! If people are even prepared to meet...

    this already has a video on youtube!!!

    "How Does Coronavirus Change Online Dating?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hC23tlSKm8

    So that guy thinks that Tinder use has skyrocketed in Italy and then the Italian guy in the comments gives the reality!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭ weemcd


    Don't.

    Next.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,485 ✭✭✭ Andrew00


    Just no face to face stuff. None of that kissing or cuddling marlarkey

    Straight in doggy-style, do the business and back out again.

    She can wear an old raincoat to keep her back protected and if you are feeling romantic, you can offer to powerwash her down afterwards. From a distance though of course.

    I always powerwash them before doing the deed. Coronavirus or no coronavirus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭ Upforthematch


    weemcd wrote: »
    Don't.

    Next.

    I just can't see 500k+ young single people in Ireland living like hermits for 3 months plus.

    Maybe they should... but I'm interested in reality!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,638 ✭✭✭✭ listermint


    I just can't see 500k+ young single people in Ireland living like hermits for 3 months plus.

    Maybe they should... but I'm interested in reality!

    I can though.

    Not that hard to imagine and your figures don't sound accurate either.

    You edited down from 1.3 million


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Car, car park, flash your lights twice


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,254 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump


    Andrew00 wrote: »
    I always powerwash them before doing the deed. Coronavirus or no coronavirus.


    You're a gentleman


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,514 ✭✭✭ paleoperson


    I'm surprised to see escort-ireland not only still running ads, but girls are in numbers almost as normal?

    *eyes shift left and right*

    I was there for research purposes only of course.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,338 ✭✭✭ Charles Babbage


    I just can't see 500k+ young single people in Ireland living like hermits for 3 months plus.

    Maybe they should... but I'm interested in reality!


    One big dating matching program, they pair you off and you have to either stay a hermit or get your needs fulfilled by that one person until October.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,997 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    Just no face to face stuff. None of that kissing or cuddling marlarkey

    Straight in doggy-style, do the business and back out again.

    She can wear an old raincoat to keep her back protected and if you are feeling romantic, you can offer to powerwash her down afterwards. From a distance though of course.

    sounds like the perfect date


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,753 ✭✭✭ touts


    According to official guidelines if you are with the person for less than 15 minutes you shouldn't catch Covid-19.

    To that's all the performance pressure off the lads so. The faster the better these days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭ theguzman


    touts wrote: »
    According to official guidelines if you are with the person for less than 15 minutes you shouldn't catch Covid-19.

    To that's all the performance pressure off the lads so. The faster the better these days.


    They are so porn addicted that half can't get it up and the other half can't finish the job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,514 ✭✭✭ paleoperson


    touts wrote: »
    According to official guidelines if you are with the person for less than 15 minutes you shouldn't catch Covid-19.

    To that's all the performance pressure off the lads so. The faster the better these days.

    This is of course totally false. Don't give misinformation that could be dangerous please. I know most people have more cop on but you'd be surprised.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 14,248 Mod ✭✭✭✭ johnnyskeleton


    I met a girlie only a week ago and started courtin. Met the day before the pubs closed. Surely a good sign that its meant to last

    I'm afriad you're just going to have to marry her, as i the Irish tradition


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,465 ✭✭✭ YFlyer


    Call back to her place. She'll put you in the basin and say it is for the two weeks self isolation before the shift.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,449 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    I' m porbably going to be shot down for asking this but are people continuing to see/exercise/sleep with their partners (who are not living with you) during the virus and social distancing?

    Yes but she's currently the only person I'm seeing, and vice versa


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  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭ Kerry25x


    Interesting question since many (most?) partners not living with each other are probably living with their parents.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,160 ✭✭✭✭ super_furry


    Keep it safe, be grand.



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,409 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Threads merged


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,254 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump


    Yes but she's currently the only person I'm seeing, and vice versa


    That's what she tell you anyways :P


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 345 ✭✭ Tea Shock



    For those that are single and want to mingle at the moment but looking at 2-3 months of no pubs, clubs or bars - what's the plan?

    What about us married folk who want to mingle???

    Discrimination!!! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭ eaglach


    How is everyone coping with the current restrictions and maintaining their relationships and dating lives?

    Personally I'm finding very difficult as I had just met someone before the lockdown happened. All I can do is message and chat over video calls. Realistically I will only be able to meet them again from July 20th (over 11 weeks from now!) when the 20km travel restriction is lifted.

    I have some friends who haven't seen their girlfriends in weeks and can't imagine how tough it must be for them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,924 ✭✭✭ EltonJohn69


    So no new tinder dates till July 20 ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,453 ✭✭✭ Icepick


    eaglach wrote: »
    I have some friends who haven't seen their girlfriends in weeks and can't imagine how tough it must be for them.
    Ask them. May help them talking about it too.


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,409 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Threads merged


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    The amount of riding that'll go on when/if a vaccine/very effective treatment is found will be quite something


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