Old school romance is making a comeback and we’re here for it

As the world around us rapidly changes and we adjust to the new normal, we also find ourselves taking a fresh look at relationships. Growing up, we’ve heard our parents and grandparents regale us with stories about their courtship period. During this uncertain time, we’re rethinking the ways we connect with each other and how we get to know someone over days and weeks, before meeting in person.

To the hopeless romantics among us, we say: this is what you’ve been waiting for, a meaningful connection and the foundation of a strong relationship. To the cynics, we hear you too. Old school romance may feel like something that belongs in fiction but why not give it a shot in these tricky times? Today, we have a chance to recapture that magic.

Thanks to apps such as Bumble, you now have the power to make the first move. Rather than waiting for love to find you, now is the time to be proactive in seeking out a relationship. Take a leap of faith. Begin the conversation with your new match and see where it takes you! Only women can start the conversation, so make sure you do it within 24 hours, before the match with that cute indie musician expires.

A (Virtual) Meet-Cute Moment

If you’re unsure of what to say (and definitely don’t stick to a boring ‘Hi’), choose one of Bumble’s ‘Profile Prompts’ and kickstart the chat on an interesting note! The way our parents and grandparents wrote long letters to each other, go the slow dating route and get to know each other over long conversations. One way to do it would be to play the super fun Question Game on Bumble and over time, open up about yourself and also find out about their quirks, habits and personality traits.

Beyond Borders

Right now, it’s the perfect opportunity to give yourself the time to get to know someone. Since meeting up right away isn’t an option, there’s an element of mystery that will remain intact — something that’s missing in today’s fast-paced modern life. Bumble has extended distance filters, which means you can now connect with potential matches all across the country, giving you a chance at finding a partner you may not have crossed paths with otherwise.

In these unprecedented times, be open to discovering and forging genuine connections. While (virtually) meeting someone new can feel daunting, let’s remember to just be ourselves and have fun with it. The best part? With safety at the heart of Bumble, you can just call, video chat, or send a voice note via the app — no need to share your phone number.

Get Creative

Once you check off long phone calls from the list, take things a step further and set up a virtual date. In the times gone by, a trip to the single screen theatre was the ultimate date so why not try a virtual movie night without either of you leaving the house? Pick a ‘70s movie, grab some popcorn, hit play at the same time, and keep that Bumble video call on so you can catch a glimpse of your date laughing (and maybe shed a tear, depending on the movie). Thank god for technology, right?

With all the changes going on right now, why not embrace the change of pace and try connecting virtually. You never know where it might lead…

Download Bumble on the App Store or Google Play Store now.

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