Covid-19 Can't Stop People From Looking for Love (or Hookups)
Advice For Dating And Relationships In The Time Of Coronavirus : Life Kit : NPR
Courtney Vinopal Courtney Vinopal. When California issued a stay-at-home order back in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Dana Angelo, a year-old copywriter at an ad agency in Los Angeles, found herself with more free time. So, out of boredom, she turned to a social activity she could still do from home: She got back on the dating app, Bumble. But something surprising happened this time around: She actually met someone she genuinely likes. After texting for a few days, she organized a virtual date via FaceTime with the match she liked, chatting over drinks for about two hours.
These charts from Match Group show more people are turning to online dating during the pandemic
Coronavirus has had a "dramatic" effect on the way people use the dating app Tinder, its boss has told BBC News, though the changes may suit plans he already had in store for the platform. The coronavirus outbreak and lockdown conditions have brought mixed fortunes to online-dating platforms like Tinder, according to its chief executive Elie Seidman. Tinder users made 3 billion swipes worldwide on Sunday 29 March, the most the app has ever recorded in a single day.
The world may have gone up in metaphorical albeit, temporary flames, but the internet will always find a way to make us laugh. And what better way to use this gift than to interact with our Tinder matches? Excuse me while I try to find the best angle and lighting in my somehow still messy bedroom. Two furballs, both alike in yearning. Social distancing , while necessary, sucks, and these forbidden lovers know it.