Coronavirus restrictions have touched every part of our lives—including dating and relationships. Apps like Tinder, Hinge, and #Open are all designed to help people meet and find love. Unfortunately, it would be incredibly irresponsible to go on a date right now, even if you remain six feet apart at all times.
Recently, Hinge told its users to date from the comfort of their home—and that this could be a good time to change their distance settings.
You can change your distance settings now. Pandemic dating knows no boundaries.— Hinge (@hinge) March 24, 2020
Tinder has also recently posted on their blog, Swipe Life, advising users to keep their relationships online for the time being. The blog advised , having a Netflix party, or scheduling a FaceTime dinner date instead of meeting in person.
The dating app #Open is also telling its users to keep their dating lives virtual. "It feels like apps that do what we do have a responsibility to be direct and straightforward with their users: Now is not the time to be making new connections," #Open co-founder David Epstein told Newsweek.