Readers: Tell us your tips for dating during the pandemic

Are you keeping your mask on? Asking about your date's vaccination status? We want to know!

A couple kisses at the Tuileries gardens on March 24, 2021, in Paris
A couple kisses at the Tuileries gardens on March 24, 2021, in Paris. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images

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For singles and other folks looking to mingle, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a sizable wrench in their dating plans. Some people have chosen to put dating on hold until they’re fully vaccinated, while other don’t see a comfortable dating timeline in sight. Those who are going on dates have often had to weigh the pros and cons of pulling down their mask for an end-of-night make out session with a new love interest.

And if you have roommates? The choice to merge bubbles might become a point of contention.

Yet the vaccine rollout has given many Boston daters a reason to freshen up their Tinder and Bumble profiles or expand their dating options. And with the CDC releasing new outdoor mask guidelines, indicating that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks outside unless they’re in a big group, the semblance of a normal dating environment is starting to take shape.


What’s your stance on dating right now? We want to hear your tips and experiences while dating during the pandemic. Fill out the short form below, and we’ll report back with how Bostonians are handing romance in COVID-19 times.

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