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Waxed and Vaxxed: How to spice up your love life after a pandemic

By Taylor Knight (Social Media Reporter), Seth Feldman (Producer), Chris Reilly (Editor)

Singles are ready to spice up their love life after the lockdown. Relationship expert Jaime Bronstein shared ways people are finding love during the pandemic.

TAYLOR KNIGHT: AS MORE YOUNG PEOPLE KISS THE COVID PANDEMIC GOODBYE.

THEY’RE NOW READY TO KISS HELLO TO THE NEW DATING SCENE.

BUT WILL IT EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. LET ME EXPLAIN:

JAIME BRONSTEIN A RELATIONSHIP EXPERT AND HOST OF THE RADIO SHOW LOVE TALK LIVE.

SHE SAYS THIS IS A NEW AGE OF DATING THAT MEANS LESS SERIAL DATING.

SINGLES ARE GOING ON MORE DATES WITH THEIR CURRENT LOVE INTEREST, BEFORE RACING TO SOMEONE NEW.

JAIME BRONSTEIN: PEOPLE AREN’T AS WILLING TO JUST LET A RELATIONSHIP GO THEY ARE MORE WILLING TO GIVE IT MORE OF A CHANCE

TAYLOR KNIGHT: THEY’RE ALSO LOOKING FOR LOVE ONLINE.

DATING APPS WERE THE SAFEST WAY TO SCOUT OUT SINGLES DURING COVID.

BUT NOW SOME PEOPLE ARE SHARING THEIR VACCINATION STATUS ON THEIR DATING PROFILES TO FIND A MATCH FASTER.

JAIME BRONSTEIN: THERES A HASHTAG GOING AROUND AND ITS WAXED AND VAXED WHERE THEY ARE LETTING PEOPLE KNOW I’M READY TO START DATING AGAIN. OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

TAYLOR KNIGHT: COVID ALSO MEANT FEWER ONE NIGHT STANDS.

OUR LOVE EXPERT DOESN’T EXPECT THAT TO CHANGE EVEN POST PANDEMIC.

SINGLES PREFER TO STICK TO A CONSISTENT PARTNER.

JAIME BRONSTEIN: IT’S ABOUT BEING SAFE. PEOPLE WERE SAFE. NOW THEY’RE EXTRA SAFE.

TAYLOR KNIGHT: HAVING ONE PARNTER IS ANYTHNG BUT BORING.

ACCORDING TO KINSEY INSTITUTE A RESEARCH CENTER OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 46% OF PEOPLE SURVEYED SAY THEY’RE ENGAGING IN MORE SEXUAL EXPERIMENTATION.

SINCE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE LAST TO BE VACCINATED, DATING SAFETY STILL REIGNS SUPREME.

DISCUSS BOUNDARIES, DO VIRTUAL DATES, USE SANITIZER OR CHOOSE AN OUTSIDE VENUE.

YOU NEVER WANT TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE SO ASK THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU MEET IN PERSON.

TAYLOR KNIGHT: WILL LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN MEAN LOVE AFTER LOCKDOWN. OUR EXPERT SAYS GO FOR IT.

JAIME BRONSTEIN: DON’T LET YOUR FEAR TAKE OVER OR DONT LET YOUR FEAR STOP YOU FROM LIVING YOUR LIFE. WHETHER ITS THIS OR ANYTHING SO JUST BE SAFE AND GET OUT THERE. NOW ITS WARM EVERYWHERE AROUND THE COUNTRY DO OUTSIDE DATES AT LEAST FOR THE FIRST FEW MAYBE UNTIL YOU CAN TRUST THIS PERSON.

TAYLOR KNIGHT: AS LONG AS YOU FEEL SAFE AND TAKE THE RIGHT PRECAUTIONS GO RIGHT AHEAD AND FIND THE ROSE TO YOUR JACK.

LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…HOW HAS COVID CHANGED YOUR LOVE LIFE?

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