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Zoom Room For Two: How Has The Pandemic Changed The Way You Date?




A picture shows the logo of dating app Tinder on a tablet in Paris on March 15, 2016.
A picture shows the logo of dating app Tinder on a tablet in Paris on March 15, 2016.
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Lockdown orders may have put a pause on many aspects of life, but dating, love and the pursuit of romantic connection are still a priority for many - even if it’s now in the virtual space. 

Unsurprisingly, dating app usage has gone up during the pandemic. According to a new piece in the Atlantic, the rise of virtual dating has meant that some folks are more intentional about who they date and are having more meaningful conversations with their prospective partners. 

We’ll talk about how the pandemic has changed the course of dating. Plus, we want to hear from you - if you’ve been dating during the pandemic, how has it differed from your dating days prior? Are you more open or more selective when it comes to meeting people online? Are you taking dating into the real world and if so, are you doing it safely? Call us at 866-893-5722. 

Guest: 

Sara Konrath, social psychologist who studies empathy and author of the Atlantic piece “What The Pandemic Has Done For Dating”; scientific adviser at OkCupid; visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame, Institute for Advanced Study and associate Professor at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University