The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a shift in what was perceived to be normal. No one knew that there will be lockdowns and curfews and human face to face interactions will be non to minimal. People started working from home and adapted technology to help in their work, using video conferencing to communicate with colleagues.
More so, there was a huge shift in how people dated and hooked up. The social media platforms became places where people looked for not only love but to spend their time in reaching out to friends and relatives.
There was also an increase in the number of dating app users. In fact according to a U.S report on data usage during the covid-19 pandemic; Statista, a survey done in April, 2020 showed that 31% of the respondents were using online dating apps or services somewhat more than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the popular dating sites, tinder revealed that messaging and swiping went up on the app during 2020 compared to 2019.
The apps have simplified virtual dating by providing services such as zoom and video conferencing. It is not hard today to find couples who are on a long distance relationship having their date virtually, either using the dating apps or whatsapp.
The dating apps are used as tools to communicate information on Covid-19. The users are encouraged to not meet in person but engage online, while they follow the WHO health guidelines.
Although there have been success stories on people finding love online; This I can base on increase in interracial couples on YouTube who met on dating apps. There can be romance scammers who are there to swindle out your money and play with your emotions.
All I can say is be open minded but do not be quick to share your information without knowing the other person.
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