Daniel Salas-Escabillas (he/they)
COVID-19 pretty much hit the world all at once, and when it did, all in-person meetings pretty much ended. Finding someone to share your life with is already a difficult task when there isn't a pandemic; now, with the coronavirus, it is even harder! The Michigan Gayly is here to help with those troubles. With Valentine’s Day coming near, you need ideas for dating and spending some time with the ones you love!
Before we move into talking about dating, I should mention that when dating during the pandemic it is important to talk about your comfort level regarding close contact and meeting in person. Do not feel pressured to put your life or your ideals on the line. The information provided is assuming that everyone is socially distancing and are talking virtually or on the phone.
With that in mind, I know everyone is in need of human connection, and as a queer trying to get into the dating game, you should know about where you can connect with people safely.
Here are some lesser known options for dating in the LGBTQ+ community:
Now that you have a date, what do you plan to do? Here are some ideas you can try out: