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

Am I Too Picky?

Am I too picky? Im sure you have asked yourself that question, one too many times! Seeing love all around you, the holidays are quickly approaching, engagements seeming to be everywhere…why am I single? Am I really that picky? Is a man with a full head of hair and teeth too much to ask for?!

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On a serious note, no, you are not too picky. In fact, I can’t stand that question. It is 100% ok to have preferences, standards, and to set the bar high. We are talking about a life partner, right? Having standards that are realistic is what matters. If you have to have a supermodel that has perfectly white teeth, a shredded body, and millions in the bank, then maybe you need to reevaluate.

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You are not perfect, therefore, you can’t expect perfection. I always recommend, choose two physical characteristics that really stand out to you. If you like a tall man, focus on height and one more quality. Choose 5 non negotiable inner qualities that you want in a partner. Focus on these traits. Embody these traits! If you want someone who is kind, generous, loving, active.. you need to be all of the things too! Focus on becoming the best version of yourself.

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Knowing what you want is so important, while staying open to possibilities. Maybe your guy is 5’11 instead of 6 feet but hilarious and has the best smile. You can live with that, right?  So, stay open, have fun in the process, and love will soon be tapping you on the shoulder.

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Love Vs Fear

Are you struggling being single? Do you feel that you put in a ton of effort but still have no dates, no men, no NOTHING? It is not that you are meant to be single, called to be single, or that the world is holding out on you. In fact, you are meant to have love! It is for you. It is your birthright. So, if you are looking for a sign, this is your sign. Love is just around the corner. It is about choosing love, being love, and most importantly, believing in love. Follow these tips below, and claim the love that is waiting for you!

  • In all moments, realize you can choose love or fear. Fear is the most common problem when single. Your ego tells you that you can’t have love, that maybe it is not meant for you, that there are no quality men or women, etc, etc. You in those moments of fear based thoughts, can choose love! See yourself as love and it will be here before you know it!

 

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  • Love is not just for the special people. Love is for all! Remember that no one is more deserving for a soulmate. We all are! In times of doubt, remember that you are negatively special

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  • Believe. You truly have to believe that your love desire and yearning for a partner is the truth! Keep deciding that love is for you and I promise, it will be

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Fear is the biggest problem with singles today. We are so consumed with thoughts that just are not the truth. If you keep focusing on love and becoming love, your love life will start to shift. It is all about your mindset and setting an intention.

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Chasing Men

Ever find yourself so consumed with anxiety after a date? OMG, should I call him, text him, make him mine? What do I need to do? What about if I just send this message or picture? I know every woman has done this. I know I have. We all feel that we need to take so much action in our love life. We all feel if we say the wrong thing or make a mistake, he may not choose us. We all have this desire to join every dating app, dating site, dating event that ever existed in hopes to find our soulmate only to be disappointed. Chasing and hunting never works my friends. It is about inspired action with a clear and aligned heart. You won’t have to chase the right man. You won’t have to remind him of your existence. He will just know. He will know that you are the high quality woman he wants. Let him lead. Let him pursue. Let him chase you. Below are some tips to follow to not be the pursuer, but to be that desirable woman that is a man magnet.

 

  • Be confident. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. It takes inner work and awareness! You need to exude an authentic confidence. Your true essence. Really staying in your power and knowing your worth and what you deserve

 

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  • Be feminine and leaned back. Lean back, ladies! Know your worth. Stay in your feminine power. Men are hunters, you are not 😉

 

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  • Be willing to receive. Allow yourself to be and receive your desired man! You are the prize and worth pursuing. Make sure you fully receive this.

 

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Follow these tips and you will have men chasing you! Never having to chase them.

Fashion Tips For Women

Dating Fashion Tips for Women

 

Dating today is a challenge in itself, but having to worry about how you dress and look, only adds more pressure. The tips below will get you that second date! What you wear does matter because you only get one first impression.

 

  • Stay away from black:

Wear something bright and fun. Black can give off a serious and sad vibe

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  • Don’t wear a baggy or poor fitting outfit

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Don’t show up like a sloppy Sally or like you threw on a potato sack. Not a good look. Enough said.

 

  • Don’t wear a fancy over the top outfit –

Showing up like a Kardashian on a first date is not the best idea. Less is more. Men do not appreciate high maintenance but a natural beauty.

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  • Wear a dress

Men love dresses. Men love femininity. Show off your best assets! If you have killer legs, where a dress that emphasizes that.

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  • Don’t wear something he could

This seems like a no brainer but if he possibly has that t-shirt in his closet, it’s a no go. Men love feminine clothes so remember that!

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  • Wear your hair down.

96% of men love longer hair. Embrace that

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Follow these tips ladies, and you are well on your way to nailing that first date and making the ultimate first impression.

 

 

 

How To Be Irresistible To Men

Ever wonder how some women have men just flock and swoon over them with little to no effort? You see that girl with men always surrounding her or just worshipping the ground she walks on? You sit back and think, ” what does she have that I don’t?” First of all, it is your energy. A light, carefree, unattached, beautiful energy about yourself. It starts from within. It actually has nothing to do with your physical appearance. Men feel that carefree and light hearted nature. Not a desperate, oh my God, you need to pick me, energy. Some tips below will help you be a man magnet and get you the love that you deserve.

  • Confidence and eye contact

Confidence is so important and incredibly attractive to a man. Men love a woman who knows who she is and what she wants. Eye contact shows a man that you are approachable. Hold eye contact for 5 seconds ( yes, seems like an eternity) and flash a smile. He will be sure to come up to you.

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  • Sexiness Not Desperate

Not appearing too desperate or needy is very attractive to men. They do not want you to call or text a million times. They are attracted to a woman who is strong, independent, and has a life of her own.

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  • Humor

Women are not  the only ones who love to laugh! Men can’t help but find a funny woman irresistible. Funny, smart, beautiful? Men just can’t help but swoon. Wit and a great sense of humor out weigh any physical attractive trait.

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  • Up beat attitude

A bright outlook is such a sexy trait. Men find it to be refreshing and addicting to be around. Who likes a bleak personality? Ummm, no one. Smile, be carefree, and exude a loving disposition, and any man will fall for you.

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Follow these tips and you will be well on your way to finding that special someone!

Fashion Tips For Men

Fashion Tips for Men

 

Fellas! Time to bring your A game to dates. Not just your charm, but how you dress. Women love a man with style and swagger, so check your closet and yourself 😉 Here are some tips that will definitely impress your date and have you on the road to dating success

 

  • Invest in some awesome jeans and killer shoes. Women appreciate style and class. In the words of George Michael, Sometimes the clothes do make the manMan in Black Leather Zip-up Jacket and Black Jeans Wearing Black Sunglasses
  • A nice watch. A sleek and effortless fashion statement

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  • A leather wallet. Investing in a trendy and timeless wallet is key. No woman wants to see a beaten up piece of velcro. You feel me?

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  • A well fitted button up shirt. Women appreciate a tailored man that puts in effort. This is a perfect go to!

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  • A Polo- who doesn’t love a preppy guy?!

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  • Cologne- women swoon over a man that smells amazing. Invest in a masculine and powerful scent. This will make any woman weak in the knees

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  • Lastly, exude confidence. 41% of women find this to be the most attractive trait

 

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Follow these tips and you will be one step closer to the love you seek!

 

Deal Killers For a First Date

Sometimes you really only get one shot with a date. That dream girl or dream guy. They say, you only have one chance to make a first impression. This stands true! As nerve wracking as dating is in general, it is important to put your best foot forward and be prepared to really be the best version of yourself. Sometimes, there is not second chance. You can’t turn back time and redo things that you once did on your date. Soooo… be prepared and go into a date with a positive attitude and most importantly, a big smile. Follow the tips below and your first impression will be a lasting one.

  • Be Positive

Stay away from negative and heavy topics.  No one wants to hear about your horrific ex, how catastrophic dating is, how you hate your job, boss, life, car..blah blah,blah. Check Please!

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  • Don’t bring up future dates with other people

This is a huge turn off. No one wants to hear about the 5 or 6 other potentials you are juggling. Not a good look. Your date does not want to feel like just a number. Plus, no need to talk about it. If it goes well, you may not need to go out with others!

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  • Checking your phone

Ahhh! This is the worst. 60% of people consider this to be deal breaker. This is not challenging to understand. Your date wants your full attention and for you to be present. You don’t want to appear disinterested and that your phone addiction is real.

  • Don’t Get Drunk

This seems like an obvious one, but throwing back several drinks to calm the nerves, is not the best choice. Stick to a two drink maximum. You do not want to embarrass yourself and get sloppy drunk. That will guarantee not being asked out again. Not the goal, right?

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  • Wearing a lame t-shirt or sloppy outfit

It is important to dress to impress. Men, Ed Hardy is over. No graphic tees, please! Show up in something that shows confidence and effort. Ladies, show up in something that is feminine and exudes your beauty.  No potato sacks or baggy tees. Trust me on this.

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These tips will make your dating life successful and have you get a second, third, and fourth date! Maybe even that awesome relationship you want 😉