Match Opens US Advice Hotline to Prepare For Virtual Dating

Match has launched a brand new advice hotline to help lonely singles adjust to dating life while in isolation.

The free service is called “The Dating While Distancing Hotline” and connects users to professional dating experts. They are encouraged to discuss any concerns they may have about the current dating landscape.

This ranges from how to set up a successful virtual date, to more general queries about how to look after themselves while spending extended periods of time indoors.

A Match spokesperson said on the website: “It’s a tricky time in dating right now. We get it. And with social distancing quickly becoming the new normal, the relationship rules just got a lot more blurry. That’s where our experts come in.”

Currently, the product is only available to singles in the US and can be accessed by calling 888-302-6224.

Match is also reportedly working on an in-app video chat service, to help matches have meaningful ‘dates’ before exchanging any personal information.

This news comes a week after Plenty of Fish, a fellow Match Group subsidiary, began to roll out its new live streaming service.

‘LIVE!’ was promoted by asking people to “date from a distance” and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It was created in collaboration with The Meet Group, and includes the revolutionary speed-dating game ‘NextDate’.

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