How Singles Mingle In The Time Of COVID-19

Online dating apps are changing up their offerings to make it easier to maintain social distance and a social life.

By Shelly BrisbinJune 11, 2020 10:43 am, , ,

Dating is one of the many parts of adult life that the coronavirus pandemic has changed. Many singles still aren’t getting together in person, in part, because the places they would normally meet, like restaurants and bars, are still only partially open. 

Tech expert Omar Gallaga says the companies that make online dating apps, several of which are based in Texas, are quickly changing up their offerings to match daters’ desires to maintain social distance while staying connected. 

“They are trying to create virtual experiences for people who are leery of meeting in person,” Gallaga told Texas Standard host David Brown on Thursday. 

That includes video chats, virtual wine tastings an even online magic shows.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How dating apps are changing to allow for social distancing

– Why Texas daters aren’t staying home as much as they were a few months ago

– How the pandemic is likely to have a long-term effect on dating culture

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