What is a Remote Meet Up?
Well, given times now with quarantines and stay-at-home notices, a remote meet up is the NEW way to be together. While you might hardly use a remote meet up since physical meet up is much preferred, things in our lives aren’t actually how they used to be anymore. Apart from those few lucky people who have been lockdown with the person that they love, most of us are stuck at home and pretty much alone. In this sensitive time, we must take steps to make sure that the lack of physical presence doesn’t result in our relationship suffering. A lot of people are looking up in other ways to be there for their loved ones. If you’ve been looking for something that can help you feel closer to the ones you love, then we’ve got you covered.
Mentioned below are three of the best resources to use to get in touch with your partner and a few ways how to make it interesting.
Tools and Resources for a Remote Meet Up
If you’re a social person and you’ve crossed your twenties, the chances are that before all hell broke loose, you weren’t on your phone all the time and probably just used it for regular tasks (like normal people). If that’s the case, you probably aren’t that familiar with what apps to use in this scenario. No worries, I’m here. Here mentioned below are a few apps aside from Zoom that will likely prove to be the best options.
If you’re looking for a reliable application to use for remote dating, then this is the application that you should invest in. Not only is it free, but it also has cool things that you can use. So, apart from the obvious video and audio options, the best thing that I find about Skype is that it has a screen sharing option. If you’re not tech-savvy and have no idea what that means, it’s a way the other person can see what you’re doing on your screen. If you’ve got a great internet connection, you can watch a movie together. Granted that it isn’t as good as being cuddled up to the person you love, but it surely is the next best thing.
Another application that users can download on their smartphone is WhatsApp. While it doesn’t have the screen sharing feature, it’s easy to understand and manage if you’re not that into technology. It doesn’t take up that much space and is directly linked to your contact dictionary, so as soon as you download the application, you’ll know which other people in your contact list use the same app. It’s a great way to save money too. Who wants to pay long call bills and the internet bill now is the time to save those few extra bucks as you’re always home.
If you’re an iPhone user that you already have the application on your phone, isn’t that handy? Well, as hard as it may be to believe, a friend of mine just found out what Facetime was for. In our normal lives, we’re so busy we don’t get time to go through our phones at times. Facetime is extremely handy, and the fact that it’s a preinstalled application just makes it even more delightful.
9 Ways to Score Your First Remote Meet Up
If you haven’t got a partner yet and plan on making the best of your time at the moment, the first thing that you can do is to keep in mind is that your first ever meet up is going to be an online date. Just because it’s online doesn't mean that you can just wing it. You’ll still have to put in the effort and the thought. So here you go, mentioned below are nine ways you can get to score your virtual meet up for sure.
1. Be Confident in front of a Camera
Like any other social interaction, you have to be confident. If you're chatting up a person that you might be into and you want to score a virtual date, you have to sound confident and comfortable with the camera. Know that girls are very perceptive if they sense weakness, they most probably will back off. You might have the most amazing display picture in the world, but if you cannot carry a conversation (now remotely), the chances are that you’re getting sidelined.
2. Be Patient
Whether it’s a girl or a guy, everyone likes a person who is confident enough to make the first move. So, if you’ve been talking to someone for quite some time, then a remote date is the next step. However, if you just started texting that person yesterday, right now might not be the best time for a remote meet up so be patient.
3. Casually slide the idea
Don’t demand a virtual meet up. Slide the idea and get their feedback on the matter. We, as human beings, love the idea of choice; if you take that away from us, you’re going to seem entitled and obnoxious.
4. Don’t directly hit her up
If you’ve added a girl and she seems like a cool person, don’t hit her up directly. I know all of us are bored out of our minds, but hitting someone up for a video chat is kind of insane. Just yesterday, a random follower started calling me on Instagram and trust me that’s the last he’ll ever see of me. I blocked him. Calling someone you hardly know just because they look cool is the worst thing you could ever do, especially if you like the person.
5. Think of a fun thing to do together
If it’s your first time getting to know a person online and you want to score an online date, the best thing to do is to think of something fun. For example, just float the idea of watching a movie together and say,” I wish we could see a movie together,” and if they respond positively, that can be your cue to pop the question. Before you know it, you’ll be sharing your screens while eating a bag full of popcorn
6. Be genuine
Whether it's an online conversation or an actual meet up the best way to make sure you score a date is by being on your best behavior. So try not to stalk their profile and come off as a stalker. Be genuine. Compliment when you feel like it, be expressive and show them that you are actually who you say you are and not some weirdo trying to get laid virtually.
7. Don’t be too persistent
Everyone likes a person who knows what they want, but there’s a fine line between being persistent and being straight up annoying. Know that consent is key here, just because it’s online doesn’t mean that you can go about saying whatever you want to whoever you want.
8. Be a gentleman
Just because you’re trying to get a person to meet you online doesn’t mean that basic principles of decency don’t apply. While you can’t hold the doors, you can at least be courteous towards the other person. Know that manners are the new sexy. Make sure you brush upon them.
9. Be forthcoming
Know that everyone likes someone they can get a sense of home from. No one likes a person who seems stuck up or distant. So try to leave your attitude somewhere else and engage in a forthcoming manner. Once you start being genuine and forthcoming, you’ll get a chance to meet up remotely in no time.
What is Next?
To be honest, the question pops up in my mind quite often, and unless the scientist invents phones that can create holograms; I think remote dating will have to suffice. While some people might think that this lacks intimacy and therefore is not worth it, remember, modern problems call for modern solutions.
If you’ve gone through the above-mentioned article, you now know what you need to do, get your phones, download those apps and get started. This time is crucial to your relationship, and how you act during it is going to define the next steps of your relationship. So if you care about the next person, hit them up and take them on a beautiful date, you wouldn’t let this situation come in the way of true love now, would you?