As the coronavirus pandemic sends the country into lockdown, virtual speed dating may be the new norm. If you'd told me just a week ago that I would be telling my yoga instructor, via Zoom, that I had to "run off" from our online class because I was late to a virtual dating event , I would have said you'd seen too many dystopian movies. But that's where we are. New York City—where I live—isn't sheltering in place just yet, but large gatherings have been canceled, shops and restaurants have shuttered, and we've all been urged to maintain social distance and stay home for the foreseeable future. When you can't leave your house, that puts a serious damper on your ability to socialize and with it, your dating life. Of course, that's not the biggest concern during a global pandemic.
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WHAT’S UP WITH YOGA DATING ?
So, naturally, I am anxious as I land at a social event of singles to attempt a Yoga dating class in Dalston, East London. This is not at all like a standard yoga class. I join the rest of the class with a delicate warm-up, trying hard to not let my tentative nature affect my movements. The extending and adjusting moves are testing yet at the same time sufficiently simple for a beginner like me to crack without feeling awkward. The positions involve those that you can do as a couple. Also, that is the part where the dating bit comes in. Switching accomplices after every move, the class has a speed-dating feel to it.
Tantra Speed Date - Silicon Valley! (Singles Dating Event)
You're single. You like yoga. I hear you, brothers and sisters. I dived into the speed dating trend about 12 years ago and even wrote a story for The Colorado Springs, Colo. Gazette about my experience.
Have you ever heard of speed dating? It's an opportunity for people to quickly meet a large number of people to potentially date. Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.