“The new dating norm is one of compassion, for ourselves and others.”
A lot has changed over the last few months, and as a result, so has the world of dating! As our dating habits shifted into digital-only experiences, we also had to learn how to get more creative with pickup lines and date ideas.
A new dating norm was introduced, one that threw all previous etiquette into the air and brought along infinite new ways to meet and interact with potential crushes. Ready to discover what dating in the new norm means?
Enter Hily x Screen Shot's digital guide to dating in 2021!
- Alejandra Smits, writer and performer
Video calls have now become a crucial step towards meeting someone, so it's only fair that you'd want to nail them.
From picking the best spot in your house and finding lighting that makes your skin glow just the way you like it to pondering whether you should open that bottle of fancy wine you've kept for too long just for the occasion, video call dates are bound to make you question your previous dating skills.
Don't worry though, that's part of the fun! Follow Sheerah as she prepares for a video call date on Hily and shares her best tips on how to get ready for the perfect date. Don't forget the ice breakers!
- Stephen Hussey, host of the ‘Love Life’ podcast
So you've experimented with video call dates, but wish you could showcase who you really are to the world in order to meet more people?
No stress, we've got the perfect solution for you: live stream sessions. All you need to do is open your Hily dating app, and start live streaming yourself. Once that's done, just be yourself and let your potential crushes see what they could be missing on.
From revealing your favourite go-to conversation topics to discussing your best past dating experiences, feel free to share anything you'd like people to know about you before getting to know them! Not sure where to start? Here's what Sheerah does to get everyone hooked on her live stream sessions.
- Erin Tillman, dating and consent empowerment coach
You're doing so well babes! It looks like you're ready to go back to dating (in real life)! Yes, the dating world has changed quite a lot in the past year, but that doesn't mean you can't use new dating etiquettes to your advantage.
Before meeting someone for an in-person first date, you’ll both need to think about quite a few things: Where will you meet? Will you go for a walk? If so, will you be able to grab a coffee along the way? What about convo? Ooh, what about your outfit?! It's safe to say that there is quite a lot to consider, but it's all good, Sheerah has got you covered for this too.
Watch what tips she has to share about meeting a first date in person in 2021.
- Trina Leckie, breakup coach