How to Date During Quarantine

How to Date During Quarantine

Dating has changed, that’s for sure, and everyone is getting used to the new normal in life. But as this is unchartered territory, you might want a few tips on how to date during a pandemic.

Tip #1: This is not a roadblock but an opportunity

The first thing that you need to do is that you need to understand that Covid is not a roadblock to you finding love; this is a new opportunity. It is an opportunity to either take a break from dating or change how to communicate with your dates only. If you just focus on the fear that you’re going to miss out on love or that the world will end and you’re going to die alone, then obviously, your anxiety levels will be high. But more than anything, you’re going to lose perspective on the whole situation. Just because you can’t see someone or you can’t go on a date for a couple of weeks, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. This is an opportunity to do a self-assessment first and ask yourself, what are my reasons for dating? 

Am I ready to date? Should I even be dating at this time? 

If you can see this as an opportunity to have a little bit of self-reflection on your intentions to find love, it will give you more clarity.

Tip #2: UP the conversation

It’s time to get old school. Remember, back in the day, before we even had texting or the internet, we used just to pick up the phone and call people. People still build relationships. We have a massive communication breakdown in society hence why so many people are struggling with love. Again, this is an opportunity to get to know the person you are dating or if you have started the conversation with them and you never had a chance to meet up, then use this time to get to know them even better. It’s almost like, love is blind, right where we don’t expect to meet the person until later. 

If you could focus on just getting to know them through either phone calls or face timing, talking to them daily, you’re going to be able to strengthen that connection. It also means that you will know more about them without the pressure of “first dating” can bring, without those expectations, and without the intimacy.

This will be key during this time because many people go out and date and get intimate soon.  As the relationship experts suggest, it is essential to hold back on intimacy for some time so that you can get to know who you’re intimate with. You’re prepared for the consequences after intimacy. 

Tip #3: Send more selfies and visuals

This does not mean to send nudes to your date. Just pick up the phone and FaceTime or do Skype or send selfies to each other. It doesn’t have to be sexual. Make it a mixture of really casual shots. Do a mix of photos that represent different dates you might have had. Some selfies should be a little more on the flirty side or a bit of a sexy side. But in that context, sexy doesn’t mean showing up the skin and all. 

If you can give them the mixture of casual date photos and more formal date photos, then it’s almost like, “this is how I would see you in real life when we have casual dates.” You can still do all you’re doing instead, though, is doing it through a phone camera instead of being there in person with each other. 

Tip #4: Get creative with your dating style

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you’re probably used to all of this. You’re probably like, “ahh, 14 days of not seeing, that’s nothing! Try 14 months” You need to be creative in a way that you can still interact with each other. There is face timing, texting, and calling. Getting creative means going on a date with each other but making it a video date. You can have your dinner in front of the computer screen or front of the phone screen.

This will be an excellent test for the person you are dating or the person you are starting to get to know. It will show how much effort they’re willing to make to be able to court you. Circumstantially, you’re both being put in a position where if you don’t make an effort and don’t get creative, then things aren’t going to go anywhere.

We have become a generation that is lazy when it comes to dating and relationships; hence why everyone just texts instead of doing phone calls or just go to each other in action. This is an opportunity to work out and make your dates fun and exciting through a video screen while getting to know each other.  

Tip #5: Think long term, don’t just react

One of the things that people tend to do when they’re put into an environment out of their control or a crisis or whether there’s a lot of fear going around, we get desperate and irrational. So we just say “yes” to anyone, or we say “yes” to the past again. 

Just because you’re in quarantine, it is not an opportunity to go and invite your ex or reconnect with your ex. Don’t go and get caught up in the circumstances without realizing that this too shall pass. People tend to react to a situation, but they don’t recognize that responding to something still has consequences. So, if all of a sudden you build something with an ex, then once we’re all let out of our houses again, you realize, “hang on a second, I don’t want to keep things happening with my ex.” You’ve then gotta fix that situation. Instead of having more damage control to deal with, just be aware of who you are talking to. 

There will be so many active people on apps as expected because we now have a lot more time to fiddle on our phones. But just because you can talk to certain guys or girls out there doesn’t mean you should. Stay focused, and accountable. Stay in your lane. Remember who you want to date, why you want to date, what type of relationship you ideally want to build. Don’t deviate from that just because you’ve now got a little more fear, or you’re being put under pressure, or you’ve had this withdrawal from dating. Not every conversation is a conversation that we should engage in. 

Tip #6: Use high-interactive dating apps

We’ve seen some massive changes in 2020, but one thing has remained the same: people are still flocking to the best dating sites to find connections. Luckily, the best dating sites and apps appear to be adapting at a rapid clip to help fill the need for human connection even when we need to distance responsibly socially. One of the best dating apps you can still use to find love even in quarantine is The Catch Game App.

 The Catch lets women pick men based on their personalities, as revealed by their answers to questions posed by the woman themselves. Unlike apps such as Bumble, Tinder, and Hinge, The Catch has figured out a way to make people look more deeply into who might be a good match. And it gamifies the dating, uh, game.

Tips on Holiday Dating and Social Events

The Holiday Season is fast approaching, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and all of the Christmas Parties will begin.While singles often dread being solo over the holidays, the truth is the holidays are one of the busiest times of the year for dating. Whether it’s due to holiday breakups or New Year’s resolutions. Christmas and February are when the most singles are online seeking a match. With this type of dating traffic, the holidays are not only perfect for gathering with your current loved ones, but also the time to seek out your future loved one

Now, we will be talking about dating during the holidays and share 8 dating tips in a classy way.

Tip #1: Present Yourself In A Classy Way

What you wear and your body language says a lot about you. Dress for the occasion that you are going to in the environment. If you’re going to Mom and Dad’s house and it’s a house party where everyone’s going to dress casual, this is not the time that you want to put on a skin type short dress body con with a plunging neckline. It just is not going to look appropriate. You’re going to stand out like an eyesore so dress for the occasion that you are going to. 

Also, body language is huge. Make sure you’re smiling, have good posture, and make eye contact with people when you are greeting them. When you’re in conversation don’t be making eye contact with your cell phone. If you want people to say yes to you, it’s all in how you project yourself. Always remember, people are making a perception of you within seconds of you walking into the environment that the party is at.

Tip #2: Stay Off Your Cell Phone

Even if other people are on their phones, it always looks more proper and more classy if you have your cell phone put away. A lot of times we will see a table full of people with cellphones everywhere but is it necessary just because everyone’s doing it doesn’t mean that you need to. Put the Cell phone away.

Tip #3: Arrive a Few Minutes Early, On Time, But Never Late

If dinner is at two o’clock, then by golly that means you’re ready for dinner at two o’clock. Your coat is off, you’ve turned in the dish that you made to pass, you’ve gone to the restroom to freshen up, and you’re ready to go at two o’clock. 

During the holidays, it’s understandable that there are some cocktail parties that start at 7:00 or 8:00 at night and they’re going to go all night long,that is when you can make an exception. But when it is a dinner engagement, that is much different and there’s a time that you should be there.

Also, if you have an RSVP waiting to turn back in, make sure you get on that. When we don’t RSVP to an event it really shows that we are irresponsible and you never want anyone to think that way about you. That is not keeping it classy during the holidays or any other time of the year.

Tip #4: Offer To Help

When you arrive, always ask the host “What can I do to help?”, “Would you like me to do this?”. If you see something that needs to be done during the party, let’s say some garbage that needs to be emptied, don’t hesitate to approach the host and ask where you can get a garbage bag. Always be that guest and it goes a long way. 

Tip #5: Bring A Hostess Gift

That is always such a nice gesture. Don’t complicate it, it is not that hard. Just keep it simple. 

A lot of times when we go to a party we do know a little bit about the host and hostess, so if you know they like wine, a bottle of wine is a great gift. You could get a tin of cookies. Flowers are great as well. 

What you have to be cautious of is you never want to take a hostess gift that is going to put the hostess in a position where they have to do something with it. So you don’t want to walk in with a bouquet of flowers that they now have to go find a vase and cut the stems. Anything that you take should be easy for the hostess to set to the side and look at it later after the party is over.

Tip #6: Speak ill Of No One

Just don’t do it. And if someone else is, find something else to do with your time. The other thing, don’t speak negative about anything. It’s just not the time and no one wants to hear it. If you are giving off negative energy, that’s exactly what you are going to get back. Again, how do you want to project yourself? Do you want people to say yes to you? Or you want people to kind of work their way away from you? Don’t give off that negative complaining behaviour and attitude. There’s just no time for it. 

Tip #7: Do Not Be A High Maintenance Dining Guest

We have a lot of people with food sensitivities, you didn’t choose that. We understand for those of us don’t have sensitivities but there’s a lot that people can do. When we say about high- maintenance dining, we’re not saying that if you have food sensitivities, you’re high maintenance. I think it’s important that if you have some severe allergies to certain foods, if you have not communicated that to the hostess, do it ahead of time or bring some food that you could eat if there’s something that you can’t. 

The high maintenance part is when we draw attention to ourselves. So there’s nothing wrong with not wanting to eat certain things. There’s nothing wrong with being choosy about your food. It’s what you do with it. There are some people that just draw so much attention to themselves. In a restaurant, they will hold the wait staff up forever because they’re modifying this, they’re modifying that, they’re doing this, they’re doing that. Again, there’s picky eating, and there’s food sensitivities.

Tip #8: Check Your Emotions and Manage Them

Don’t have a bad attitude. If you and your spouse got into a little disagreement en route to Thanksgiving or to a Christmas Party, leave it in the car, no one wants to know about it. We all have bad days, we all have bad moods, we offer to get things and to turn around, and maybe that sets you off. Just accept these things do happen, put on a smiling face, have a good time.

A Top Catch In India

Who are the most eligible Bachelor and Bachelorettes in India?

The Catch, a popular dating app that has gotten a lot of great traction in USA,  just launched a new Android app in India.  With that, we sought out to find high quality men and women who we deem an Ultimate Catch.

We are excited to launch our first feature…

Please meet  Simran Bharti


Simran Bharti, Age 24 

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Current Residence or City: Delhi (NCR), India

Work: Content Producer & Talent for a Lifestyle Channel in a Media Company named Rusk Media
3 Things You Look for in a guy/girl
  Loyalty, Sense of Humour, Good Taste in Music
Pet peeves: Lack of personal hygiene, Patriarchial Mindset & Unwillingness to change that, and Not a good listener.
Favorite Food: Chicken Lasagna & White Sauce Pasta
Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, Pink Floyd & The Kinks to name a few.

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How Does The Catch Work? The Catch gives the main control to the host user, it is also a multi-player game where women get to ask men questions they care about. Up to four men are hand-picked for each game based on their profiles. Unlike other apps, the male contestants are able to avoid open rejection, as their answers are anonymous, enabling personality to be as important as appearance and credentials.

“Dating is much more than just a swipe right or left based on looks.  People are made to feel special and important in the act of getting to know each other, which is why The Bachelor is so successful. Both bring back essence of dating, chivalry, flirtation, and capture first date jitters through their gaming concept ending with a process of elimination.”says Chris Bukowski, famed alumnus of the hit TV Show “The Bachelor” franchise, and The Catch supporter.”



Interested in being in our Top Bachelor/Bachelorette List?  Please email us at support@thecatch.co

Warning Signs

Have you ever wondered how you can weed out men or women online? Have you ever online dated and asked yourself..is this a red flag? Should I be concerned? Is he or she for real? If you have ever dated online or are new to it, there are definite signs that you need to pay attention to. Online dating has its pros and cons. You get to meet so many people you never would get the chance to in life! You can connect almost instantly to someone that meets your criteria. However, there are dangers that are involved like anything in life. To make your online dating experience one that is positive and successful, follow the tips below.

  1. Pay attention to if they write a very similar bio.
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If you see the same bio written multiple times and it just seems too much like a coincidence, it definitely is. ” I am a Christian, who loves sarcasm, and looking for a relationship.” I can not tell you how many people would tell me, ” Here we go again, another original bio with picture perfect images.

2. Every Picture is Perfect

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If ever photo looks like something out of a fashion shoot or looks too good to be true, it probably is. Pay attention to the photos were they do not seem to have a flaw. They usually are not a real person and are pretending to be someone that they are not. They never seem to have photos that really represent who they are or their life.

3. Their conversations are super short

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Pay attention if your matches barely make conversation and are afraid to elaborate. It is a red flag, if he or she is afraid to tell you details about their life. Pay attention to those who seem like they are hiding something. They usually are. Unfortunately, scammers exist.

4. They want to meet immediately

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You know something is not right if someone jumps to meeting up for a drink without barely getting to know a single fact about you. Some conversations need to take place. There is a lack of genuine character when someone can barely know your name or a single fact and has to meet ASAP. It is good to be proactive, but smart.

5. It just does not feel right.

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Trust your gut! It is always right.

Online dating can be a successful and fun tool. You have to be aware and savvy like anything in life. This will increase your chances of dating successfully.

Redefining Dating

Dating looks so much different now! Many feel it no longer exists because of the COVID-19 virus. Many are feeling hopeless because in person dating seems so impossible. Dating in fact is different, but it does not mean it is impossible to find love during this time! So much is possible and many beautiful outcomes can arise from a storm. Take this time in life to redefine yourself, dating, and finding true love. Many miracles can occur during hard times and difficult seasons of life. Follow these tips below to still date, find love, and better yourself.

  1. Get online- Before you roll your eyes at the thought of another dating site, app, or service, hear me out. There has been a huge increase of online dating and users. People now more than ever, want to find love! There are so many to choose from and you just never know how your soulmate will show up
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2. Exercise-

Get yourself moving! Exercise immediately increases your energy, confidence, endorphins, and just simply makes you feel more attractive. It will give you the little boost you need to feel more like a desirable catch not to mention the health benefits alone. Whether it be walking, at home workouts, a hike, try to exercise to get your confidence up. You will notice a difference in your dating life.

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3. Try A Virtual Date

Virtual Dating can be fun and requires minimal effort and planning! It takes a lot of the pressure off and you can simply connect and really get to know someone. It can be fun too! You can treat it like a real date and have dinner together, a glass of wine, coffee, or just simply have a great conversation. It can be a great start to a relationship and an amazing foundation.

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Take this time to really focus on yourself, becoming the best version of you, and exploring new things! Try that new dating app, try a virtual group, and get outside when you can. You may be surprised how love can find you in the most unexpected ways and times.

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Love is Constant

Times feel a little strange when it comes to dating. It may feel that the universe is playing a trick on you when you feel ready to mingle and meet new people, but a pandemic has put life and your dating life especially at a standstill. Have no fear! Hope is not gone during this time. Love is a constant and will always be there for the taking. Your love life does not have to stop, nor does it need to feel impossible. It may look a little different right now, but big love is still out there for you and will never cease. With summer approaching, summer love is still possible! Follow these tips below for dates even during this challenging time in the world.

  1. Get creative and get outside!

Try and get outside! All this time indoors and cooped up has caused us all to have a bit of cabin fever. There is nothing better than a hike, a walk, a picnic ( 6 feet apart of course 🙂 ) or just sitting on a bench, chatting the day away. Get to know your date in a fun, casual, and outdoors kind of way.

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2. Try a new outdoor activity

Playing volleyball, shooting hoops, a tennis match, or a fun round of golf. These make for a perfect outdoor date! Who doesn’t love a little competition, right? You may learn a thing or two.

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3. If you still feel like it is not safe to date in person, continue skype and Facetime.

There is nothing wrong with taking it slow and getting to know your date during this time. It can really allow for a deeper and more meaningful connection. You get to know your date on a truer level and are not distracted by the fancy restaurant, expensive wine, or just overall atmosphere that can sometimes be misleading. It has its benefits to really get to know someone at a slower pace.

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Keep the faith! Keep dating, and Keep being creative with the men and women you meet. It will make for a good story one day.

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Love Is Not Quarantined

If you are single, it can be a scary time on your search for love. You feel as though life is on hold and that meeting your special someone is out of reach. It may seem that way, but what about changing your perspective??…

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Now can be the perfect time for love! Love does not stop nor does wanting a relationship. There are still so many opportunities for connection, romance, and dating. Look at the bright side, somewhere right now, somebody is quarantined with your ex! Ha! If that does not inspire you 😉 Follow the tips below for some way to still put love, dating, and relationships first.

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1.Try online dating! If online dating is not your thing, try it anyway! Try a new and fun app. You just never know how love will find you! Just make sure to represent yourself in the best light

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2. Try a virtual dating event. Lots of companies are doing virtual speed dating events for people to meet and chat. Your match could be there or worst case, you meet some really cool people.

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3. Try playing matchmaker with your friends. Get some pals together and everyone think of a match for that person. You can skype, talk on the phone, and just get to know a new person without any pressure

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4. Take this time to become the best version of you. Take this down time to learn a new skill, get in incredible shape, work on your personal development, your spirituality, and just overall self improvement. Your future partner will appreciate it

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Follow these tips and love during quarantine can still happen! Love is right around the corner. Stay healthy and safe.

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Interview with Fhenny Style Frontier

I had the chance to chat with Fhenny with Style Frontier ( stylefrontier.com @stylefrontier), an incredible travel blogger. Of course, the questions had to involve dating, love, and everything in between 😉 Definitely check her out!

1. What is your go-to first date outfit? What do you recommend for making a stylish first impression?An A-line dress or a sheath type of dresses would be perfect. To make a stylish first impression, you have to wear something that fits you well in terms of cutting and size. You can add little accessories like earrings or a necklace and wear classic pump heels.

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2. What is your favorite place to go on a date?Definitely a good restaurant or a coffee shop if it is a more casual date. I love finding new restaurants and trying different types of coffee.

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3. What inspires your fashion style? Who is your favorite designer?I get my inspiration from the magazine, blogs, and also the characters from my favourite movies! My favourite designers are Valentino Garavani and Phoebe Philo.

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4. Who is your dream crush?Should be Hugh Jackman hahaha


5. What is the best advice on the love you have ever received?A relationship is a place to give, not so much on receiving. Therefore you have to love yourself first and grow yourself first so that you have so much more love to give.

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6. Describe your dream vacation.Staying at an overwater villa while soaking in the sun and relaxing all day would be nice!

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7. What qualities do you look for in a person?Honesty, integrity, kindness, compassion, know what they want to be in life, and have full love for life in general.

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8. What are your biggest pet peeves?People who are not consistent and liars. 


9. What has been the best accomplishment you have achieved?Build stylefrontier.com, have a good career in a digital marketing field and manage to travel solo to a new destination every year.


10. What do you hope to achieve in 2020?I hope to be more balance in different aspects of my life. Be it a career, relationship, wellness, as well as the travel experience.

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Valentines Day is Fast Approaching

It is almost that time again! Either the dreaded day for all singles or a blissful day for couples. Nothing screams, “Single Awareness Day” than Valentine’s Day. You still have time though! You still have time to plan a romantic date, find an amazing partner, and have the best Valentine’s Day yet!

If you are single: Whether it is getting on a dating app or networking through friends, your future partner is waiting for you! Your first date may even be on Valentine’s Day! How romantic would that be?! Below are some fun Valentine’s Day ideas so you can not be scrambling for ideas at the last minute.

A romantic wine bar

Nothing is more romantic than dim lighting, a beautiful ambiance, and some red wine. Every city has a fun wine bar that exudes romance. Start making a reservation.

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A new restaurant in town

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Research new restaurants in your town! Big cities have new places opening all the time. Do some homework and find a new place that will definitely impress your date

Definitely buy flowers

Gentleman, buy the girl some flowers. Point made.

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Go to a dessert bar

Nothing screams romance like dessert..chocolate, fondue, strawberries, champagne. This idea will not disappoint!

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Beach.

If you live near the beach in a warmer climate, a romantic sunset with wine and chocolates is definitely a date to not be forgotten

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I hope these ideas are of help! I want this to be the Best Valentine’s Day yet! If you do not end up with a date this year, treat yourself! Your love is waiting or you and will come.

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Finding Love This Year

Welcome to 2020!! We all have goals, desires, and wishes for the new year. Intentions that we set that we are determined to fulfill! Many of you, want to find that dream partner. Why not let this be the year for love!! It is proven that January is the best month for love and finding a partner. Can we say, ” Love is in the air?” Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and why not get serious about finding your person. Set an intention and really focus on it. Focus on the feeling of love and being with your guy or gal.

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I want to challenge you to write down your top 5 qualities you must have in a mate. Write down why you want that! Focus on the feelings that qualities emit. If you love a tall man.. why? Besides the obvious 🙂 On a serious note, what makes you love someone tall? Is is because they make you feel feminine, safe, small? Focus on how that feels? Maybe you want someone with a huge heart? Focus on what that feels like! Feelings of love, happiness, true joy!

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Become those feelings that others can’t help but be drawn to you and your essence.

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I challenge you to write a gratitude list for the next 21 days and focus on being so thankful for all you have now while your desires come to you. Before you know it, you will have your dream man or woman by your side. So for 2020, really declare big dreams! Declare big love. Go for it this year. If you needed a sign, here it is. Love is now. Love is for you.

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