Skype Dating During Coronavirus | The Ultimate Guide (updated 2021)

Skype Dating During Coronavirus | The Ultimate Guide (updated 2021)

Written by dating coach for men Gary Gunn - Founder of Social Attraction

In this article, I will be discussing various aspects of Skype dating during coronavirus. Dating has changed, dating is different, dating is seemingly dead; well the old school method of meeting women in social settings, or even meeting them in person from a dating app.

Today we have to evolve alongside our current circumstances or face a future Darwinian extinction – the answer is Skype dating. This may be a hyperbolic statement, yet I hope it has caught your attention. You are now ready for my ultimate guide to meeting women online.

Covered here:

  • How to move a conversation online onto a Skype call
  • What to wear on a Skype date
  • The ideal length for your first Skype date
  • What to talk about on a Skype date

Having knowledge about Skype dating and what is considered appropriate will help you move forward in the world of video dating.


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How to ask a girl for a Skype date?


The ideal way to ask a girl for a Skype date is to do it as soon as possible as moving a conversation from online to a video call is in your best interests and hers.

Although coronavirus has now moved the goalposts for dating, there is a notable advantage in setting up a Skype call early on. This importantly helps to establish your compatibility. With hindsight, you realise that this could have saved you and the girl many wasted hours getting ready for, as well as going on a physical date. Sometimes that incompatibility can even be realised within the first ten minutes!

Once you are speaking with a girl that you like and you want to progress the relationship, then suggest a Skype video date.

Given the circumstances, it is easy to be direct and mention that you would like to meet up in person. Yet, as this is not possible at the moment, how about going for a Skype call instead. Many men and women are opting for this method of dating. Therefore you do not have to feel like it is unusual to suggest this current dating solution.


What to wear on a Skype Date?


On a Skype date, you want to ensure that you are painting the same picture that your online dating profile portrays. So if you are sporty in your profile then wear sporty clothes. Likewise, if you are a lecturer then get dressed up the same way that you would for a first date. Ideally, you should be the same man that the woman has seen in your profile and your images.

If you come across in a different way to your profile it will seem incongruent to her. As a result, she may feel suspicious and switch off during the Skype date.

For more advice on setting up your dating profile and selecting the best images, you can grab a copy of my bestselling book ‘An Education In (Online) Dating’. I have also included my infographic below which gives you a quick snapshot of what are the ideal photographs to use. For more on this read my corresponding best online dating photos to use feature.


A guide to attaining 3 ideal online dating photos

 


How long should a first Skype date be?


The ideal length for your first Skype date is ten minutes. Ideally, you want to put a time constraint on the date before you go ahead and set up the call. When organising the Skype date you can say: “Let’s set up a ten-minute call so we can speak face-to-face.” We tend to value limited resources in life so by limiting your time, you are doing a handful of things:

  • Making it easier for her to commit to the date because it is a small investment
  • Ensuring that if you are not compatible you will save time, effort and energy
  • Allowing for an appropriate level of interest at the start of the relationship

In my experience, if the call is going well, you should still seek to end it after the ten minute period. The reason for this is that limiting your time is the behavioural trait of an attractive man leading an attractive life. Still, it is important to schedule any further Skype dates while you are still on the call. This makes it far easier to organise and get the next date in the diary.

If you want to know more about the traits and techniques that attractive men use in their dating interactions take a look at my infographic below. I also suggest you read my dating tips for men article.


9 techniques that attractive men use in their skype dating interactions and also face to face


What to talk about on a Skype date?


Knowing what to talk about on a Skype date can be daunting to many men and women. You lose the face to face physical aspect of being in a room together. This means that it is more difficult to read your date’s body language or make conversation about any environmental factors in your near vicinity. However, if you have confidence and poise in your ability to hold a conversation with a woman the loss of aspects will have less effect on you.

This is where our award-winning dating confidence courses can help you. We go in-depth with all areas of communication between men and women. As depicted in the image below, this includes what to say during dating interactions with women, as well as how to keep a conversation dynamic and interesting.

Here are our top strategies:

  • Make statements instead of asking questions. This adds value to the interaction, as opposed to only wanting information from women.
  • Be mysterious in conversation by not answering women’s questions directly. This adds depth to your personality.
  • Use reflective listening as a way of demonstrating empathy and connecting with women.

At Social Attraction we teach you everything you need to know about how to go about dating women – whether is in the real world, online or on Skype. If you would like to practice any of the principles in this article or you want further advice you can schedule a 30-minute phone consultation call with me. On the call, we can discuss your individual dating goals and I can provide advice on the services that we offer to help you in the attainment of your dating goals.


A model next to three ways Social Attraction can help you to talk to any woman


Summary


  • Move a conversation to a Skype date as soon as possible
  • Wear similar clothes to how you dress in your dating profile
  • Keep your first Skype date to a maximum of ten minutes
  • On your Skype date make statements, be mysterious and use reflective listening

Written by Gary Gunn


Gary Gunn is the bestselling author of An Education In (Online) Dating.

He has hosted over 1000 dating confidence courses in the UK and Europe, as well as over 1,500 courses conducted online.

Moreover, he is the head coach at Social Attraction and leads the team, training and courses.
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