Dating apps have been booming for years fueled by efficiency, convenience, and the fact that so many love seekers now do not have to brave approaching a stranger in a bar only to be turned down, their ego crushed. Being swiped left on is a lot better than buying someone a couple of drinks only to walk out with a fake number.
Addictive by nature, dating apps have unsurprisingly exploded during the pandemic. With bars and restaurants closed, a virtual date was about as good as it got during the height of the virus’ spread. They used to say there was only safer sex, not “safe” sex. Well, it doesn’t quite get any safer than copulating via zoom.