More women want stable relationships, not adventures in this COVID world
Meeting someone and dating during the pandemic. It hasn’t been easy for many, that’s for sure. Online Dating Platform, Dating.com released data revealing how single women have changed their approach to dating since the start of the pandemic.
After the pandemic, 85% are intentionally looking for a stable partner. 30% have changed their relationship goals due to dating experiences in the last year. 77% are not interested in settling for someone who does not meet their standards, even in the short term.
Lauren Conaghan, Director of New Jersey Singles, okay with all that. She said she saw a change in the dating scene during COVID-19.
The pandemic has given people time and a lot of clarity on what they want in their lives. It showed that life is short and ultimately relationships are what matters most in life. So people make it a priority, Conaghan said.
During the pandemic, she said people need to find new and creative ways to meet, whether through Zoom, virtual bars and virtual hangouts. The excitement was always there to meet potential mates, but they just needed to be creative and find different ways of doing it, she added.
But now a lot of people are safely returning to the traditional dating game. With fall here, there are so many wonderful and romantic things to do like alfresco dining and wine tours, she said.
“People take stock of their lives. They realize that time is important and they don’t want to waste time anymore,” Conaghan said.
She thinks people are re-evaluating who they have in their life. If they’re not good people, then they want them to go out of their lives to find better people, and not just just just anybody.
“I think not settling down is really so important because at the end of the day if you’re not completely fulfilled, don’t waste your time. You never know what tomorrow will bring,” he said. she declared.
While physical attractiveness had generally been the main draw in the past when first meeting a potential dating partner, Conaghan said that was not the main concern or the driving force behind finding a life mate these days. these days.
Appearance isn’t as important as it used to be because it’s so pointless, Conaghan said. People have realized that what is important is how other people treat them and whether or not they are going to be a good partner in life.
She said looks are fleeting, but having good, positive influences around each of us on a daily basis is the key to true love and happiness.
The best outdoor beer gardens at breweries in NJ
There are more options than ever to enjoy Garden State craft beer in an outdoor setting.
What follows is a roundup of the state’s breweries with quaint, dedicated outdoor seating if the weather permits.