Although this is an important topic to discuss during every Christmas period, the events of 2020 make it much more topical this year. The COVID19 Pandemic has left the world in a state of confusion. It has forced the most extroverted people to avoid interaction, and the most introverted people to live in a constant state of loneliness. Although loneliness isn’t gendered, men in particular do tend to struggle. What are the facts and how can each of us help this Christmas?
With Christmas jingling its bells just around the corner, many single Irish men and women are unconsciously taking part in the annual Cuffing Season festivities. This time of year is centred primarily around singletons wearing their heart on their sleeve, desperately swiping on Tinder and Bumble to try lock in a partner to snuggle up with by the fire and kiss under the mistletoe. In light of the COVID19 Pandemic, where first dates are even more difficult to arrange, with strict safety regulations and restrictions across the country, we at Intro are keen to keep the spirit of the season alive!
We are angry. Justifiably angry. Some might call it righteous indignation, but that is far too anodyne a term to use. The Discord scandal has stirred everything we believe that is decent within us in reacting, yes angrily, to how appallingly, shockingly awful society treats women. You would never wish the worst upon the female figures in your life, so why let society abuse them at this level? It’s not ethical to shame women for crimes being committed against them. It has gone on too long. It needs to stop. Now!
During this time of Coronavirus and social distancing the safety of our staff & clients comes first. Absolutely! And we hear you when you say how you don’t wish for your search for a meaningful relationship to be put on hold. We quite agree. Therefore INTRO Matchmaking will facilitate verification of all new clients by remote video chat. Learn more in our blog post here.