The lost year: How the pandemic pressed pause on the world of dating

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hen the UK went into lockdown, single people were forced to press pause on their love lives. Flourishing flirtations were cast aside; random hookups became a distant memory. Romance, as it was known, screeched to a halt. Seven months later, it’s still not clear when it will get moving again.

For those who chose not to “test the strength of their relationship” - as the UK’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, so eloquently put it - by moving in with their last Hinge date, it was time to get creative. And so single people lost themselves in a sea of virtual cocktail tastings, FaceTime quizzes, and Zoom orgies. They also started frantically looking for love at first swipe, with dating apps reporting major spikes and rolling out virtual features to accommodate this new wave of activity.

Despite the fact that no one could actually touch each other, morale wasn’t as low as you’d think, as people thrust themselves into this brave new digital-only dating world, one video call at a time.

 

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hen the UK went into lockdown, single people were forced to press pause on their love lives. Flourishing flirtations were cast aside; random hookups became a distant memory. Romance, as it was known, screeched to a halt. Seven months later, it’s still not clear when it will get moving again.

For those who chose not to “test the strength of their relationship” - as the UK’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, so eloquently put it - by moving in with their last Hinge date, it was time to get creative. And so single people lost themselves in a sea of virtual cocktail tastings, FaceTime quizzes, and Zoom orgies. They also started frantically looking for love at first swipe, with dating apps reporting major spikes and rolling out virtual features to accommodate this new wave of activity.

Despite the fact that no one could actually touch each other, morale wasn’t as low as you’d think, as people thrust themselves into this brave new digital-only dating world, one video call at a time.


The lady above seems to be requiring a 5 inch minimum. This means DS and his pals on the Isle site will have more time to post as they fail to make the cut
 

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The lady above seems to be requiring a 5 inch minimum. This means DS and his pals on the Isle site will have more time to post as they fail to make the cut
That would amount to assault with a dead weapon
 

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The pandemic is doing a better job at it than the Catholic Church managed 60 years ago. I find that frightening.
 

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The lady above seems to be requiring a 5 inch minimum. This means DS and his pals on the Isle site will have more time to post as they fail to make the cut
Liberace the gay bull is social distancing since he got here. I have the longest faced cows in Ireland. Used never use the AI man, but now forced to.
Cow No. 42 was done yesterday, she was telling the others who could not believe it. But she confirmed it was true saying ------==----------Straight up no bull!
 
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