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It’s ok to admit it–this is a safe space [insert giggle]. If you have, you’re not alone. It’s been a long, lonely year for singles, and once vaccinated, they’re ready to get out and have some fun. Apparently, the vaccine line has become the latest place to find love. Check out the tweet below.
As you can see, people (of all ages) are NOT playing around. Folks are over this nightmare and ready to mingle! Here are five tips to remember if you’re looking for a shot at love (get it?) in the vaccine line:
4. Pump the breaks on the expectations
Remember, we’re still in a pandemic, so please use caution with going out. This is probably the best time to get to know someone by talking and writing. Also, make sure that you’re not moving too fast too soon. Have your friends on standby to talk you off the ledge when you want to press “send” on that DM, text, or email where you’ve shared too much too soon.
5. Consider serving
Serving others in need removes the attention off of you and puts it on someone else. When you’re in the posture of serving others, it opens you up to a world of possibilities and miracles—including love. I’ve seen lots of stories that when you’re not looking for love, that’s when it happens.
With that said, behave yourselves out there! And I want to hear those stories 🙂
1. Quarantine emotions?
If you haven’t had the time to concentrate on love, you probably haven’t had attention from the opposite sex in over a year. Ask yourself the following question: “Would I be interested in this person if we weren’t in a pandemic?” Be careful not to get caught up in the excitement of it all. We’ve all been cooped up, and everything looks good. Don’t let your emotions have free reign. I read a cute story about a woman named Christine who was chatting it up with a guy as they sat next to each other for their 15-minute waiting periods after their shot. She admits that when the time came to suggest exchanging numbers, she chickened out. But she said she was just so happy to flirt and chat. The sense of relief made her giddy and excited about meeting people again.
2. Do your homework
If you do happen to exchange information, do your research just like you would meeting someone any other way. You can find out anything you want about people nowadays with social media and other sites. So check them out and put those investigative skills to work 😉
3. Values matter
Just because restrictions are dropping doesn’t mean your values should too. Values are foundational beliefs that anchor our lives. They help us make decisions, shape our actions, and are the driving force behind our work and our passions. Hold tight to what’s important to you—your non-negotiables.