What apps do you use?
Hinge. I find it easier just to stick to one! And I like Hinge because you have to add more details and answer questions, so it gives more insight into their personality.
Has ‘your type’ changed since lockdown dating?
No, not really. I’ve maybe been a bit more open and not so strict on my preferences. Although saying that I have set my distance relatively close, so I don’t get anyone in North London. I don’t want to be traveling far for a socially distanced date in lockdown.
Tell us your weirdest/cutest lockdown dating experience ...
I was chatting to a guy just before lockdown and we were going to meet in a pub but then they all closed. He wanted to go for a walk in a park near us after work one evening but this was back in March and it was definitely dark by 7pm. I was like ‘erm, I don’t think I want to go to the park in the dark with a stranger thanks.’ Alarm bells!
Tell us your fail safe lockdown date look
A throw-on dress works well for both Zoom dates and socially distanced walks because they’re super comfy. Plus, they look like you’ve made the effort without having to try. I’d wear one with trainers to keep it casual. Or, anything with puff sleeves or a square neckline is super cute and works well virtually when they can only see the top half.
Have any of your lockdown dates been a success?
No successes yet although I think I might start introducing pre-date phone calls, which I never did before lockdown. You definitely get more of a feel over the phone, rather than texting. It saves time if you decide you don’t want to meet them in person. Plus, I love an accent, so I’m always won over by a nice voice!