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How the pandemic killed hookup culture and saved romance

fastcompany.com

Dating In The Times of Pandemic

As offline activities for dating couples have to be avoided, the dating brands of the internet have adapted themselves fast to accommodate virtual activities and in-build video chats. 

They are making full use of the available technology to help singles date anywhere in the world virtual...

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Apps like OkCupid and Tinder see a decent surge in daily conversations in the last month. Ironically, the feature that they have recently introduced, Video Dating, wasn’t asked by anyone before the pandemic, as everyone preferred real dating. Now, due to everyone in lockdown, it is the most us...

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Some of the interesting digital date ideas that are proposed in the dating Apps:

  • Build a playlist together
  • Watch TikTok Videos, trying to understand Millennials and Gen Z
  • Draw pictures of each other
  • Tackle a crossword puzzle together...

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Emotional Connections

Virtual dates are important for building emotional connections, which a recent OkCupid survey reports, are what more people are looking for. There is a 20 percent decrease in ‘hookup’ users, with more users wanting a long-term relationship.

On the other hand, there is a spike of act...

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Due to the lockdown, and the resulting loneliness, boredom, and isolation, the Tinder photo ‘swiping’ feature is recording billions of swipes per day.

Recently Tinder unlocked its passport feature, which lets you meet people (virtually of course) from any part of the world. The ongoing ...

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Apart from finding the love of your life and casual dating, Dating Apps are being used by couples who are having trouble staying together in quarantine.

It may be an easy cheat for bored people looking for a thrill. Some may also be validating themselves by getting an ego boost.

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  • Video Chat turned into a ‘first date’, as now suddenly meeting someone in real life after a chat conversation can be weird and even dangerous. It is like a screening device, which everyone should use.

  • An initial video chat also curbs the exaggeratedly optimisti...

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