In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and zoom meetings have become the new normal. Its impact on the dating scene cannot be left out as I noticed changes in the online dating scene. In what ways have people been navigating romance during the lockdown? What effects would it have in the future for Online dating? In this programme, I would be talking and interviewing people who have dated online during the lockdown as well as discussing people’s view on what they did differently dating online during a pandemic. I really wanted to find out about how people were navigating online dating during the pandemic and made a podcast in which I talked to people about dating online during the pandemic.
Over recent years ,online dating has become very popular among people and in the wave of the Coronavirus pandemic , online dating was reduced and impacted greatly. I care about the topic because I noticed that online dating became very popular among my friends and colleagues to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and people making connections and becoming lovers through group chats became popular. On one occasion ,I remember a friend of mine that dated someone who they first met on a group chat for over six months during the pandemic. A friend of mine also talked me through how they were talking to different people who they met on “House party ” for our a while and wanted to see where their relationship headed to.
The dating scene has been greatly affected as a result of Covid-19 restrictions . A worldwide survey by Miingle identified that 38.2 percent of single people continued online dating during the lockdown. Anne Lavin dating and relationship coach stated that she observed that clients are looking for certainty and has resulted in some people leaving out the early stages and moving on to a relationship. She states that there are relationships that work out in conditions where there is less space. She states that it all depends on the couple.
Sarah Louise Ryan, International matchmaker stated that she noticed more authenticity in dating since March when the lockdown started which is due to people knowing what they want and don’t want out of a relationship and singles looking for a more real connection.
Dating app happn reported that more than 3.1 million Uk singles use the video date function for a first meeting, checking out that initial chemistry before committing to a socially distanced Tesco date.