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Single in This Pandemic? 6 Ways You Can Still Move Your Love Life Forward

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Maybe you began this year with visions of finally creating the love life you always dreamed about.

Maybe you began this year with visions of finally creating the love life you always dreamed about.

You told yourself: “This is the year I’m going to meet my person.” But then this year happened, and it made dating even more complicated, more exhausting, and more futile than it seemed to be already.

And now you sit here, at the end of another year, with this feeling in the pit of your stomach. A feeling of frustration, resentment, and even panic. “I’ve lost an entire year of progress in my love life because of this pandemic.”

In this week’s new video, I’m going to give you a blueprint for what to do to still move your love life forward, even while this marathon we’re on continues.

Time is too precious to waste. There are so many ways to still move forward. You just need the right plan…

We in this community aren’t just survivors, we are adapters. So let’s do what we do best and make this situation work for us. In the video, I show you how.

Love you, friend.

Listen to these 6 Ways You Can Still Move Your Love Life Forward

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00:04

right now in this pandemic

00:08

making you dismal is it lagubrious

00:11

lacrimos how are you it’s a time

00:15

i think we’ve all become a little

00:18

of and there’s a lot of people in fact

00:20

amy sent a comment she put a comment on

00:23

our last video about dealing with

00:24

depression and chronic anxiety and so on

00:26

being single in a pandemic makes me sad

00:29

there are so few social opportunities

00:32

it feels like forever i want to deal

00:35

with two parts of what you said amy

00:37

the first one it feels like forever the

00:41

is that we know now that there is an end

00:44

it seems as though within a year of

00:48

we will be out of this situation because

00:50

a decent proportion of the world will be

00:52

able to get vaccinated and life will

00:53

return to some semblance of

00:56

normal so that’s the first part the

01:00

few social opportunities now

01:04

i get that part but i would also say

01:06

that the mindset i’m adopting right now

01:08

is that this isn’t going to go on for

01:12

so it’s like someone told me hey matt in

01:14

a few weeks i realize it’s a

01:16

more than like a few months or half a

01:19

but it’s like someone said to me matt in

01:20

a few weeks you’re going on vacation

01:23

and then i go oh [ __ ] there’s so many

01:26

things i need to do before i go on this

01:28

i need to write that blog post i need to

01:31

make those three videos that are going

01:32

to allow me to go away i need to do this

01:34

manage my team whatever i suddenly would

01:36

think of all of the things i need to do

01:38

in order to enjoy that vacation

01:39

well i ask you now what are the things

01:42

right now this month in the next six

01:44

months that will allow you to enjoy the

01:48

that’s coming whatever that vacation

01:52

metaphorically so here are six things

01:55

that i think represent a kind of

01:57

homework to be doing right now i don’t

01:59

like that word it has a negative

02:01

progress you can make right now so that

02:05

when it comes and you can still make

02:07

progress in your love life

02:08

in the meantime number one build

02:10

relationships that you will be

02:12

thankful for when social events return

02:15

meeting a person at a party

02:16

takes one minute having the friends that

02:19

invite you to the party in the first

02:22

takes a little longer so build those

02:24

relationships now i know that we sort of

02:26

did this in the beginning of the

02:27

pandemic what did we all do we all

02:28

jumped on house party didn’t we and that

02:30

lasted for about 10 minutes before we

02:32

all got bored of it and thought

02:33

this is all for this pops up i’m being

02:35

called while i’m in the bath

02:37

we did this at the beginning of the

02:38

pandemic and then we sort of

02:40

realized we were sprinting in what was a

02:44

the end of that race is coming up or at

02:48

end point and therefore it will serve us

02:50

to invest in those relationships right

02:52

now i don’t mean just selfishly we

02:54

should of course invest because we like

02:55

those people and we want to give to them

02:57

but investing in those relationships

03:00

right now is going to have

03:01

real payoff when it comes to things

03:04

returning to normal you’ll be

03:05

thankful for your relationships being in

03:07

a good place six months from now because

03:09

of the work you did on them

03:10

today number two assess the

03:13

responsibilities and commitments that

03:17

that would get in the way of your love

03:24

for example at some point would like

03:27

to go on tour again but i know

03:31

that one of the things that stops me

03:33

going on tour is when there are creative

03:35

projects that i need to get done because

03:37

once i start touring traveling around

03:40

being on stage doing all of that

03:42

it will be very hard for me to sit down

03:45

and do the deep creative work

03:46

on things that that are enduring pieces

03:50

of work for me you will have your

03:52

in your life you might not be going on

03:55

tour but you might have a time when

03:57

you want to spend more time socializing

04:00

to travel where you would like to go to

04:02

events where you’d like to

04:03

have more balance in your life and just

04:06

more balance is possible on a macro

04:10

the world has opened up it doesn’t mean

04:12

that more balance is possible for you on

04:16

if you haven’t handled certain

04:18

commitments and responsibilities that

04:21

and even in normal times stop you from

04:25

and investing in your social life or in

04:27

your leisure time so ask yourself right

04:30

you know your love life is not just a

04:32

meeting someone issue it’s also a

04:35

time management issue ask yourself am i

04:39

solving the time management issue right

04:44

so that when balance is possible i my

04:47

life is actually in a position to take

04:50

number three become a better

04:53

now so that it benefits your dates

04:57

becoming a better conversationalist is

04:59

something we get better at by practicing

05:01

but it’s also something we get better at

05:04

living a richer life by having more

05:06

opinions by knowing about different

05:09

if we read right now if we listen to

05:12

if we develop new interests of our own

05:15

and live a rich life right now

05:17

we’re going to have more to talk about

05:19

on those dates we don’t want to get on a

05:21

date three months from now or two months

05:23

and find ourselves with nothing to talk

05:25

about because we haven’t done anything

05:27

can do things in this time that feed our

05:31

interesting person and by the way simply

05:33

watching the news and having opinions on

05:35

political matters right now

05:37

doesn’t count that’s going to get old

05:39

really quickly at some point we need to

05:41

transcend that to more interesting

05:45

create more loves in your life

05:49

i believe that if we have more loves in

05:51

life we will have a better love life

05:53

that means having hobbies that you

05:56

losing yourself in a project or a

06:01

in some way consumes you that feeds your

06:05

if you do that you will be in a much

06:07

better position in your love life

06:09

someone you’ll always have something

06:13

than wait for a text back from that

06:16

the thing that has us anxiously waiting

06:19

for someone to respond to us do they

06:20

like me what do they think of me

06:23

is not having enough that fulfills us in

06:26

life we don’t have enough purpose so

06:29

this is the time to build

06:30

loves in your life so that you’re not

06:33

overly reliant on the love

06:36

of your life number five get in shape

06:39

not for anybody else but for you you

06:42

that there’s a shape that when you’re in

06:46

most confident you when you’re on a date

06:50

are you in that shape right now if

06:52

you’re not this is a wonderful time to

06:55

and get the body you want so that when

06:59

feel awesome number six get your house

07:02

or your apartment love life ready

07:06

here’s the test if i said to you that

07:09

the love of your life was gonna show up

07:11

at your door for a cup of tea

07:13

would you [ __ ] your pants

07:17

if you would there’s another thing to do

07:21

before that happens look it’s really

07:24

convenient in our love lives

07:26

to suggest that the only problem we have

07:30

met the right person yet that makes it

07:33

simple it makes it very literal and it

07:36

always allows us to simply blame the

07:39

i just haven’t met them yet now that’s

07:42

on one level it’s not that that’s not

07:44

valid it’s just that it’s not the whole

07:47

if it was dating apps would solve the

07:51

everybody all the time dating apps

07:54

solve one part of the love life problem

07:57

but here’s how we have to look at it

08:01

is a fixed moment in time

08:04

what we need to work on and can work on

08:07

right now is the lifestyle

08:11

that leads us to that opportunity

08:14

because we’re living this

08:16

rich and full life that consistently

08:19

brings us into contact with other people

08:21

we can work on the skills that mean when

08:26

present ourselves in a charismatic and

08:30

we have things to say and we can work on

08:34

the personality and the inner confidence

08:38

meeting someone leads to keeping someone

08:41

because of all of the work we’ve done on

08:44

to present a beautiful life that we can

08:48

share with that person that is abundant

08:50

and not reliant on that person

08:53

all of these things are things that i do

08:55

on the virtual retreat which is designed

08:58

to work on all of the oblique things

09:02

that create an extraordinary quality of

09:07

and on the inside in terms of our

09:10

emotions and one of the things that i’m

09:11

most proud of about the virtual retreat

09:14

it’s not about finding someone so you

09:17

it’s about being happy it’s about

09:20

creating an extraordinary

09:22

and fulfilled life so if you want to

09:25

massive progress in your life right now

09:27

in all of the ways that you can

09:29

i implore you to sign up to the virtual

09:32

retreat that is coming up in

09:34

march we are running it for the second

09:36

time we just ran it a few weeks ago it

09:38

was a huge success we’re doing it again

09:40

in march from the 19th to the 21st

09:43

and you my friend are invited to come

09:45

and join us for three days of coaching

09:48

immersion for your entire life not just

09:52

if you want to find out more go to this

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speak to one of my team ask any question

Move Your Love Life Forward

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