You might think the strict rules of dating during a pandemic (wear a mask! Don’t touch!) would drive most singles to give up, but love finds a way in San Francisco. The Zoom date is the new after-work cocktail at Mr. Tipple’s; the masked Golden Gate Park picnic is the new Foreign Cinema dinner date. After nearly seven months of sheltering in place, we know you’re dating (safely), and that’s okay: It’s a human need.
But in a time when kissing strangers could be dangerous, dating is bound to get weird. We asked you to share your best, worst, and most bizarre Bay Area stories of virtual dates and grocery store meet-cutes, and you did not disappoint.