NewsScience Tech


Dating during quarantine presents new challenges

Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 17:16:35-04

Trying to date during a global pandemic can be difficult.

People are being asked to not leave their ones and public dating spots are closed.

Dating apps like Bumble and Tinder have been vocal on social media about virtual dating.

Bumble reported a 93% increase in their video usage for two weeks in March.

Elegant Introductions in Boca Raton has been offering matchmaking services in South Florida for seven years.

Owners Barbara Black Goldfarb and Nancy Gold said they have had to readjust their normally scheduled in-person dates.

They said they have had to get creative to get their clients to connect, “One of the things they might do is the gentleman might send dinner over to the ladies house and they eat dinner together virtually,” said Gold.

The company has been busy since coronavirus forces people to spend more time at home.

“I think this experience has changed the way we all look at relationships and connection,” said Gold.

Rayna Exelbierd said she thinks people could use this time to connect with someone on a dating app, but she has decided to focus on herself.

“For me, I am in a very committed relationship with myself during this quarantine,” she said.

It’s important to remember when dating under quarantine, safety should be considered and daters need to be careful about the details they share with others online.