Dating in the 21st century is nothing like it was before. Navigating through dating apps has become the key to find love. But lockdown over COVID-19 is impacting the dating world to a great extent.
Dating apps are starting to modify their features to best accommodate users who can no longer meet in person.
Tinder, one of the world’s most popular online dating platforms greets its users by a new message on the app saying:
“Social distancing doesn’t have to mean disconnecting,” it begins. “We hope to be a place for connection during this challenging time, but it’s important to stress that now is not the time to meet in real life with your match. Please keep things here for now.”
Moreover, Tinder is rolling out one of its premium features for free. The passport gives users the chance to connect to anyone around the world while self-quarantining. This might have been a baseless concept to some just a month ago, it’s now a way to overcome loneliness and make sure your farthest loved ones are OK.
Who needs an actual passport to date anywhere around the world? When tinder can take you there.
VIRTUAL DATING – NEW FORM OF DATING
Gone are the days of going on quick coffee dates. Nowadays, if you searching for love, virtual dating is the new norm.
Love is Quarantine, as the name suggests, is a new dating app for those practicing social distancing. It is for the people who want to find their love anonymously. Quite similar to the trending Netflix show “Love is Blind,” contestants are put in virtual “pods” where they can communicate through text, being unaware of other person’s looks. If the duo decides to take forward their relationship, their faces are revealed. Ultimately then they are allowed to connect via video.
The idea of having a fun date night with a new beau is out of the picture as the whole world enforces social distancing. Recently, Bumble – a dating app upgraded its virtual game. It is encouraging its users to get into their imagination and make a virtual date more interactive. These are some of the initiatives which the app suggests to establish a new love connection.
Widely watched shows like “The Bachelor” might have temporarily stopped airing, but that hasn’t stopped people from creating virtual dating shows we never knew we would need. The contestants that are chosen then participate in video dates that can be viewed by others around the world.
Whether you’re seeking a new or working to keep a relationship going from at least six feet of social distancing, the latest modification of both dating apps and the human spirit has made us able to get a little closer despite it all.