Cabin fever is a real thing. The sheer fact that we are asked to lock down in pretty much every part of the world now has us all looking at life through different lenses. Just a few weeks ago life was different, but the things that we once thought mattered are all looking pretty superficial now.
We all have to take a hard look at what's in front of us and decide whether or not those things are of any value in our life. From money, to food, to gas and romance, we are all being very particular on what we perceive is worth our time now.
When it comes to romance, there are quite a few good insights we can take out of this experience. Go back to when you were a teenager, remember how simple dating was and how it was truly about getting to know each other. It was chatting over the phone, simple dates and meetups, or just doing a simple activity to enjoy each other's time together. It was simply about enjoying the moment.
Now that the primary go-to options for a date are all cancelled, like concerts, fancy dining and bars, it's the perfect time to take it back to the basics and get to know someone the old fashioned way — without the pressures of the world forcing you to feel as though less isn't good enough.
Here are a few tips for you to stay on track to having a happy, healthy love life while going through changes caused by COVID-19.
1. Make Din-Din Together
The fact that restaurants, bars and most social gathering spots that serve food are off limits, it leaves you with very few options when it comes to having a traditional dinner date. This gives you the opportunity to get creative and a bit more personal. This is the time to engage in an activity together that could actually be a very cool and memorable experience.
If neither of you guys can cook, there's always the option of ordering take-out together and making some killer crafted cocktails in the crib for your at-home formal date.
2. Game Night Warriors
For those of you who may be sports fanatics and enjoy competitive games, a fun night of board games, cards or even virtual gaming may just fulfill your needs. With all sporting events being cancelled and channels like ESPN dry to the bone, that leaves you with the only option that's left, which is entertaining yourself. Heads Up, Charades, Never Have I Ever and whatever game consoles you have are now your best bet to an exciting evening in.
3. Phone Calls and Video Chat
In a day and age where we are all sort of text crazed, we've lost the art of the simple things like a phone call. While texting is convenient, funny and easy to do, the next best thing from person-to-person contact is hearing the sound of someone's voice. Phone convos and video chats may not be your thing, but if you're looking for a more personal connection you'll have to resort to the good ol' days when a person had to pick up the phone and talk to each other before you got some real one-on-one quality time.
4. Outdoor Adventures
If you were thinking about spending more time in nature (all fear aside), exploring the great outdoors may have come at the perfect time. You won't have to worry about large crowds, awkward run-ins or the event of possibly being exposed because more than likely you'll be one of very few people who are braving the outside world at this time. A nice hike, a picnic in the park or watching the sunset at the beach are gonna be the ultimate romantic play when it comes to creating a memorable moment during high-stress times.