You’re vaxxed and waxed and ready to get back to dating, right? Well, hold on, girl. Calm down. Before you start swiping and making plans to meet up with your new matches, here are a few things you may want in your arsenal before you dive back into the dating scene.
Oh, sure. You’re smart enough to add “vaccinated” to your dating bio, but imagine the grand impression you will make when you show up to your first meetup with a match wearing a shirt that proudly displays your vaccination status. One, your date will never forget you. Two, you’re communicating that it’s safe to hang out with you. And, three, you’re showcasing your sense of humor.
If you’re vaccinated and getting back to dating, keep in mind that there are a plethora of “vaccinated” shirt options at Etsy. Below is an example from Lightly Jaded, but I recommend exploring the entire website for your favorite picks.
Look, the vaccine protects you from the Coronavirus. It doesn’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and infections. So as you start getting back to dating, please carry condoms with you at all times, and make sure he uses them when he’s with you.
Lovability Condoms are made with 100% natural vegan latex. They’re nontoxic and thin, so he’ll have no reason to say that condoms ruin the feeling. Besides, most men can’t last longer than a few minutes without one. Tell him he’ll last longer if he wears one. Shop Lovability Condoms at LovabilityInc.com.
Sex is perfectly natural, but it isn’t naturally perfect. Sometimes, you need a little help with your personal wetness. Thank goodness for lube! Almost Virgin SX Oil (the name is perfect considering I haven’t had sex in over a year!) is infused with CBD and made from a unique blend of organic botanicals aimed to enhance sexual wellness.
I used the product when practicing some self-love, and the viscosity of the oil feels so good. Also, um, it tastes good, too! So, if your sex play also includes some oral play, know that it will be delicious. Purchase Almost Virgin SX Oil at Almost-Virgin.com.
The Right Mindset
Let’s be real here. There’s been a pandemic. The world is different. We single people are now more worried about catching COVID-19 than we are concerned with contracting syphilis.
I’m not the only single woman who has gone without sex for super long time. Many have. Some people are desperate. Others are frustrated. Most all of us are crazy with horniness. Brace yourself. Getting back to dating is about to be a shit-show.
So, you need the right mindset for this. I talk about this in the premiere episode of the newest season of my podcast, “There Are No Nice Guys.” Before you reenter the dating world, take my dating advice:
- Know what you want your dating life to look like and write it down.
- Know what you’re looking for. Write it down.
- Set your standards, rules, and boundaries. Write those down, too.
- Accept that there will be frustrations and disappointments. That’s just life.
Be true to yourself, honor yourself, but be realistic. Take control of your dating life, get yourself some condoms, lube, and a “vaccinated” shirt, and you’ll be ready to take the dating world by storm!
“There Are No Nice Guys” is a podcast about divorce, dating, sex, and what happens when single women realize there are no nice guys. Listen to it on Spotify, Apple, or directly from the website, ThereAreNoNiceGuys.com.
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