The positives to dating after the pandemic

Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 8:06 AM CDT
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(WSAW) - Bumble, the women-first dating app and social networking platform, has revealed how ‘pandemic dating’ has positively shaped the way single people may be dating this summer and beyond as restrictions are beginning to ease and more people are becoming fully vaccinated within the United States every day.

Following a year of social distancing measures, 91% of survey respondents believe that there is no longer a stigma attached to meeting someone online or through a dating app since the pandemic began. Even more, an overwhelming two-thirds (65%) think that it’s possible to fall in love with someone that they’ve never met in person before.

According to the study, the most popular reason why survey respondents enjoy going on virtual dates is that they find it safer to engage with a match virtually before meeting in person. However, that isn’t the only benefit: 1 in 3 (31%) like virtual dates because it saves them time and money, and 1 in 4 (26%) appreciate that they only have to get partially ready when going on a video date. Additionally, over half (51%) of Bumble’s community surveyed said that they are updating and refreshing their dating profile right now.

Head of Editorial Content at Bumble, Clare O’ Connor, joined Sunrise 7 on Monday to discuss what the survey results mean for the future of dating and the new trends that developed over the last year.

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