menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Dating in the Pandemic = A Damn Panic!

Today, I’ve decided to take a break from politics. For those who responded overwhelmingly in agreement to my post on Chief Carmen Best resigning, and the undeserving and unjust treatment for her tremendous service, we thank you.  Our disappointment with our City Council is something we Washington state residents must address. On the national front, as my sister and co-blogger posted yesterday, YES, GO Kamala Harris, the first Black and Asian American Woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket!

Today, I’m turning my attention to another Pandemic which is defined as a disease prevalent over the world. I see it in Cologne, Germany where my sister resides.  I see it in Los Angeles, where my cousins live.  I see it in cities I love to travel, from New York, Nashville, Chicago, Scottsdale, and my hometown, Seattle.  This disease affects all ages, races, demographics, and sexes.  This disease as my friend, artist Patti Austin recently called is a damn panic and I liken that to dating during Corona Virus. As if dating pre-Covid 19 wasn’t challenging enough.

I am my sister’s keepers.  I can’t help it, it’s just the DNA of DaNA.  I feel very fortunate that I have a partner, however, I can’t  help but have compassion for those trying to date in these challenging times. The other night, I visited dear friends, Susan and Mike Kropp, which I introduced after being seated next to Mike on a flight from Seattle to Sun Valley. They are happily married, and truly meant for one another.  They have traveled the world and are soul mates. And this was all based on a fateful flight, where I pestered Mike to get off the plane and meet us at a bar.  But now, as the reality of quarantine, face mask, social distancing, and work from home are  a part of our “new normal”, how are singles supposed to meet and connect?

I came of age in the 90’s during the AIDS epidemic.  I recall numerous visits with friends awaiting fretfully for results after intimate encounters.  These days a drink and a sneeze could put you in the ER, and  your health at risk!   Even during non Pandemic times, finding your significant other is like finding a needle in a haystack.  As I navigate the dating sites with my single friends, too many are un-masked and like this photo live in a broken down trailer and say they like to travel.

So, today, I am asking you to be your brother’s and sister’s keepers.  Remember that these times are very lonely for many home quarantined and social distanced.  If you have single friends make that connection.  I do and I am, so feel free to inbox me and I’ll play cupid!  I don’t care what your sexual preference is,  LOVE IS LOVE and we all could use a lot now.