Love during a lockdown

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Travel Earth by Akanksha Ghanaiyal

People are single and ready to mingle.

However, these are extremely tough and weird times. A large portion of our lives is being flipped around, but we don’t need to totally say bye to our expectations of finding a significant other. It just means we must get a little more creative.

“I’m very scared to go out and meet new people during this pandemic because I don’t know where they’ve been”, Destiny Bryant, a student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, said.

Even though there’s a worldwide pandemic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends social distancing to slow the spread of COVID, your romantic life doesn’t need to suffer.

“Loneliness causes fearfulness, especially during times like these. Many young adults are thinking about their mortality, which makes us crave human connection,” Lelia Roker, TMRW contributor said.

Coronavirus has roused numerous singles to go after mobile dating apps as an approach to explore their choices and options while following social separating measures. However, swiping right and inevitably meeting face to face isn’t as basic as it used to be.

“Conversations on apps like Bumble and Tindr have seen conversations on the apps surge 19-26% since the start of pandemic lockdowns in mid-March,” Roker said.

“This pandemic has put my dating life on hold because I don’t feel safe or comfortable going out. I also think in my head what if this person has the virus and doesn’t know now, I’m at risk,” said Kyarra Jackson, a student at FAMU.

How should you navigate the new dating world as we know it?

Try online dating, whether it’s Bumble, Black, Christian Mingle, eHarmony and others. The apps are endless, download them all.

“With online dating, you have access to text chatting and video calling, which is a great way for singles to have that human connection while not increasing the risk of catching the infectious virus,” said Maria Sullivan, vice president of

It seems that as people are spending more time at home, they’re increasing their activity on dating apps, with both Tinder and Bumble seeing a rise in active users for the week starting 8 March, according to the most recent data from App Annie.

As a matter of fact, dating is hard. However, the quarantine has radically changed the dating scene.

“As a single person dating during the pandemic it’s almost impossible,” Rebecca James, a student at Florida State University, said.

Dating applications and sites have gotten significantly more famous during the pandemic. You can’t come down with an infection through a screen, so trying your luck with an app is one of the most secure potential approaches to meet somebody during this anything but normal time.

On the off chance that you don’t have a date by any stretch of the imagination, this is the ideal chance to begin web-based dating, as there are a lot of individuals attempting these applications.

Try a quarantine date.  Use FaceTime, Google Duo, Skype, and other video applications to invest your energy with an extraordinary somebody you as of now have and remain connected to during these occasions. You can in any case watch a film together or have a sentimental dinner, regardless of whether you’re not physically with one another.