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Gen Z have long been at the forefront of the dating app revolution. They have been using Bumble, Tinder, Hinge and the like for years, while non-social generations looked on in horror. But, when a global pandemic forced the world to shut down and we found ourselves staring at the same four walls for months on end, the old school daters suddenly realised the advantages of dating apps. Technology rapidly became our only way to connect. The gradual changes we had already seen in dating apps amongst Gen Z suddenly accelerated to accommodate this new way of living and socialising for everyone.
We are a society of individuals that thrive off connections with others, but out of nowhere, we were no longer allowed to socialise with large groups of people or go for after-work drinks with colleagues. We saw a reduction in our social circles as forging connections with new people became increasingly harder as the pandemic dragged on. So we stopped, reflected and turned both inwards, and to a life online. In March, dating apps reported a surge of new members to their sites, wit h Tinder reporting 3 billion swipes worldwide on Dating pool global agency 29 March, the most the app has ever recorded in a single day.
People wanted and needed to connect, interact and meet new people, to feel there was a way out of isolation, and to have new stories to learn and tell. These apps became a positive and practical option for those Dating pool global agency felt isolated. Covid quickly exacerbated this issue but thankfully dating apps became more exciting and more varied for those who used them. And this new wave of lonely singletons added plenty of fresh faces to the dating pool and new experiences to share with others online.
Today, there are dating apps for everyone. There is even one for those who have been privately educated, called Toffee. Some capitalized on the pandemic, as demonstrated by Daniel Ahmadizadeh, CEO of Quarantine Together, an app that reminds you to wash your hands and once you have done so connects you with someone for a virtual date that evening. The list is endless. Truly endless. This increase in options, along with the rising s of people ing up, helped decrease the taboo and stigma that dating apps had carried for so long.
Whereas once dating apps were seen as a last resort, now they are a viable choice for singletons, with many stories to give evidence for their success. With all this time to stop and think, people longed for intimacy and physical touch — speed-swiping through images of potential matches was no longer satisfying.
It has made us recognise the need we have for each other, and reduced the shame around wanting to feel connected. Commitment stopped being a phobia and started being a necessity. In a world of total uncertainty and growing feelings of hopelessness, we wanted to have something to look forward to, to hold onto. In short — some certainty. Dating pool global agency a date booked in for the evening has always been something exciting. However, this was no longer a traditional, meet-at-the-pub-for-a-drink kind of date, because like everything else in this new world of social distancing, they had to be virtual.
Thankfully they were still something to look forward to.
It broke the monotony of working from home, giving you a reason to get dressed up and an activity to fill the seemingly endless free time. Dating app members were now looking for something more concrete, a deeper connection and started taking their time on dating apps more seriously. Virtual dates were now the new norm. And in fact, people preferred it. With more time spent getting to know someone virtually, there was a rise in relationships rather than just hookups.
And a great way to meet someone new! Bumble seemed to have grasped the realities of this new dating era. They have launched some great campaigns to recognise that it has not been the year we expected but that we should not lose faith in the milieu of love. Its relatable narrative casts an optimistic view of the future of dating, albeit if right now it feels like a lost cause.
These dating apps seem to Dating pool global agency answers for other issues that have arisen too, making them ever more useful and enticing. Take yourself off to Paris and Dating pool global agency lockdown to practice French with a native. You might even find yourself on the Eurostar on a celebratory holiday to mark the end of this challenging time.
The question remains — what is the landscape of online dating going to look like post pandemic? It seems the virtual first dates are here to stay but with the difference that people will go into it with a clear idea of what they want.
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