What The Ladies of IG Think About Dating During The Pandemic
COVID-19 is the biggest cockblock known to humanity.
Sure we’ve had things prevent our feverish attempts to fornicate before — the black plague and Catholocism to name a couple — but in recent memory, nothing compares to the pandemic.
Some however think that the pandemic will give rise to a new flood of newborns similar to the way the end of WWII did.
Though according to a recent Match.com poll, the pandemic baby boom is nothing more than wishful thinking. Match polled 5,000 single Americans last year and found that 71% of those polled had abstained from sex during the pandemic.
As is expected, the rate at which single Americans have sex and date has slowed down quite a bit.
However, just because Americans have slowed their roll doesn’t mean they’ve stopped. Dating isn’t what it used to be and that might be a good thing.
What researchers have found is that singles are dating deeper than ever before. This is because they’re being pickier and taking their time getting to know the person they’re dating rather.
It’s not only the pace at which Americans are dating that’s changed but the precautions they take as well. Prior to the pandemic, the only precaution singles took was when deciding to wear a condom or take contraceptives. But now, Americans are having the sex-without-a-condom conversation… but with kissing.
With dating trends changing rapidly we wanted to take to the streets (read; virtual streets of IG) and ask women (read; super-duper beautiful IG influencers) how their dating lives have changed because of the pandemic.
Here’s what they had to say.
Dating During The Pandemic
Steph hasn’t been big on dating, but even when it comes to meeting up with friends she’s been mindful of the virus.
What kind of precautions did you take?