By: Madeleine Porter
The coronavirus has forced Americans to get out of their comfort zone and try new types of dating during the time of the pandemic.
The coronavirus is changing how people date. It is bringing couples together while singles are meeting millions of other people through online connections.
It’s obvious social distancing will still play a role in how we communicate with one another romantically. So how do we date without coming into contact with one another?
The dating game has changed
Dating during the coronavirus has changed almost everything. Daters are turning to digital courtship through video chats and virtual activities as an alternative to dinner and a movie.
In the new digital age, we have options as to how we can communicate with one another. Social media sites, dating apps, video chatting, etc. are all examples of how we stay in touch right now.
Though times are tough right now, we don’t have to completely dismiss our dating lives. Those who are in relationships are taking the time to become closer while those of us who are single are amping up our online profiles.
Still, the person online may be nothing like their profile. However, where is the harm in getting to know another human being?
Dating during the coronavirus
We are social humans who need interaction to keep moving forward. People who aren’t in relationships are turning to dating apps for social connection and moving straight from text chats to phone and video calls — things that might usually only come after in-person dates.
Naturally, online dating does have some drawbacks. However, in some ways, there is less pressure in online dating. Dating from the comfort of your own home, in sweats, sounds like a lot less pressure than going out on a date.
Dating sites, like Hinge and Bumble, have even offered a new setting that allows users to video chat from the app. This ensures safety with users and allows individuals to “meet” without actually meeting with one another.
Don’t let quarantine get your dating life down, try online dating. If you hate it- at least you tried.