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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 |

Staying Safe & Connected

There may be disagreement and disparity across nations as to how best tackle this unusual and, frankly, quite alarming threat facing us today in the shape of Coronavirus, Covid-19. Science will always be science, but once filtered through the political sphere and when taking account of different cultures and social systems, it shouldn’t surprise us when different strategies are deployed in different territories.

However, what is becoming more apparent in recent days isn’t so much the differences in policy or rhetoric from the world’s politicians, but how we are all converging on one simple truth – social distancing is becoming the de facto protocol for distributing this pandemic across time such that it is manageable, or as it is known in some quarters not too far from Ireland, ‘squashing the sombrero’.

We do 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

Thankfully most of us realise our part in this and responsible citizens are doing responsible things and observing the best practices of social distancing. Of course our social media feeds show us a skewed view by focusing on those who show apparent disregard and recklessness, not just for themselves, but for others – including our most vulnerable – in our society. We prefer not to despair; there will always be a selfish cohort in any large group. Instead we celebrate the solidarity and the humanity that is more prevalent. And, with that spirit, we wish to do our bit too.

START YOUR MATCHMAKING JOURNEY… A NEW WAY

So, Like every responsible individual and business right now, at INTRO Matchmaking we want to observe the best practices of social distancing in these unprecedented circumstances. The safety of our staff & clients comes first. Absolutely! But we do 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.

For the duration of the current social distancing protocols, INTRO will facilitate verification of all new clients by remote video chat

In fact, this period could be seen as an opportunity as much as a threat. Perhaps this is the time to put your romantic thinking cap on and begin those first steps towards finding a partner.

For this reason, we are changing our processes to protect you without delaying your pursuit for romance. For the duration of the current social distancing protocols, INTRO will facilitate verification of all new clients by remote video chat. You can use any video chat tool you like. Whether it be Skype, Facetime, Snapchat…you name it and we’ll join you there.

It is important to us that we protect you and our staff, while maintaining our policy of verifying every single INTRO client that becomes a member. We won’t compromise on any of these principles. They all point to the same things – being realistic, being safe and being assured.

YOUR DATING JOURNEY – HOW TO BEGIN

To get started, simply contact us today and indicate to us how you want that first consultation to be conducted. You can elect to use any video chat tool that is easiest for you. We will make sure to connect with you there. It couldn’t be easier and we couldn’t be happier to facilitate your dating journey.

In Gabriel García Márquez’s incredible, timeless, novel, ‘Love in a time of Cholera’, the metaphor is made that ‘lovesickness’ is an illness to be compared to Cholera. Let’s keep each other safe without keeping each other lonely or lovesick during this very challenging time.

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