More and more singles are tuning into the possibilities of Internet dating, an environment where potential partners can be contacted from the convenience of home. This social phenomenon had been gaining momentum for some time, long before the present Coronavirus crisis was closing traditional meeting places like bars or nightclubs. Thousands of dating platforms like this site appear daily and are gaining in popularity.
1.) Always together
One of the best-loved attributes of dating sites is that they are focused on streamlined communication. Once anyone signs up to become a member, they can take full advantage of having ready access to a diverse range of like-minded individuals. Getting in touch with another site users is as easy as flicking through a series of profiles, halting the moment you come across someone whose details have caught your eye, then dropping them a friendly, informal message. Some sites offer shortcuts, such as the facility to send a ‘wink’ or simply ‘like’ another member’s page, intimating your interest.
Dating sites will offer messaging services that are discreet, allowing one-on-one conversations. These communication channels can be tapped into to suit your busy schedule. Unlike the early days of virtual dating, where the emphasis was on providing site users with a list of people seeking dates, they are much more of a communal experience now, a community of kindred spirits where people can interact without necessarily feeling the need to arrange dates at the end of each chat.
2.) No masks
Before the COVID situation, singles often gravitated to social arenas where they knew there would be a likelihood of running into other singles. They could home in on people they found attractive, initiating conversations and flirting. The landscape has altered considerably. Where singles could interact with their counterparts without unduly worrying too much about their background, now it is imperative to have access to relevant information.
This is where dating sites are beneficial. You can appraise personal details, finding out if their location is in an area disproportionately affected by the virus, or if they come into contact with patients through being a frontline worker, or their family background. Getting to know someone virtually poses no health risk, as all the conversations are conducted well out with the recommended two-meter exclusion zone! Also, during your messaging or video calls you don’t have to wear a mask.
3.) Special relationship
A generation or so ago, a common theme used to be asking if people could remember exactly where they were when they heard that John F Kennedy had been assassinated, or when they observed footage of the first moon landing. Today’s equivalent question would be: ‘Can you recall what you were doing during the 2020 COVID isolation?’
To many people, this troubling period was also an opportunity to socialize online. If they happened to connect with someone worthwhile on a dating site, then the relationship that developed will always be so much more meaningful than had it started in 2019. Adversity can be a terrific unifier, especially when it comes to cementing relationships.
4.) Waiting for a date
Online dating is a fantastic way of allowing the natural excitement of developing chemistry to assume new potency. Before meeting face-to-face, you can take as long as you wish exchanging messages, building a real rapport. The anticipation of what it will be like to meet your prospective partner in person will increase throughout your virtual chats. Once you’ve connected in this way, fostering a deeper understanding of their personality and any aspirations you share, your first date will be guaranteed to be memorable.