Love and Lust in Lockdown: Should I start looking?

Lockdown has got many of us feeling hot under the collar and frisky between the sheets.  To find out how lockdown has impacted our love and lusting, I’m getting intimate with interviews.

 

Dan, 28.

What is your relationship status? ​

Single.

 

Describe your love-life in one word.

Empty.

 

Who have you been quarantining with? ​

My family (made up of my parents and my brother).

 

Has the lockdown impacted your sex life, if so – how?

​Nope.  It wasn’t happening much before, to be honest!

 

Have any of your desires/fantasies changed during the lockdown? ​

Again, not really.  My desires as I’ve gotten older are much more about emotional security with someone for a relationship as opposed to sexual desire.  If anything, spending lots of time locked in a space with others has reinforced that.

 

Describe your lockdown experience in three words. ​

Comfortable, frustrating, active.

 

What have you missed the most about ‘normal life’? ​

Hugging friends.  Going on adventures whether planned or spontaneous.  Gigs.  Considering this is a romance blog, I also miss meeting someone new and realising I’m attracted to them.  That kind of subtle magic of you and a stranger working each other out and just wanting to know everything about them.

 

What coping mechanisms have you adopted during the lockdown?

Before lockdown, I used to think I ran a lot.  Ha!  I knew nothing.  I’m also really lucky to have a great group of different friends which has meant I’ve always had a video chat or two arranged.

 

Has the pandemic changed the way you approach love and romantic relationships?​

Not so much my approach.  But it has made me wonder whether I need to be putting myself out there more.  Lockdown suddenly consuming at least three months of my life does make me wonder if I’m waiting around too much, assuming things will happen eventually.  So maybe it’s time to be more upfront and actually look for love and romance?

 

What are your hopes for love after lockdown?

I would like to meet someone.  But if they’re not right, then I’m happy to remain single for however long it takes.

 

Photo by Matthew Waring on Unsplash

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