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How this New App Makes Dating Fun During Social Distancing

Since the deadly outbreak of the virus, nearly every aspect of our lives has been turned upside down — including finding love. Not being able to meet someone in person presents challenges in some ways, but also opportunities. The good news is you don’t have to put your search for love entirely on hold during this time. Lately, we’ve actually seen an increase in the amount of time people have been spending on the site. So, here’s why you can — and should — keep dating, even during social distancing.

Why (and How) to Keep Dating During Social Distancing

1. It combats loneliness.

People now have more time to spend getting to know one another and platforms like So Syncd can help you meet like-minded people and make meaningful connections from a safe distance. 

Our independent research has found that 53% of people are feeling lonelier since the outbreak of the virus, and over half of our survey respondents felt that dating apps help relieve this loneliness. We’ve seen people spending significantly longer on So Syncd recently, so please know that you are not alone; there are other people who want to connect during this tricky period. People are more in need than ever of human connection, and it’s much easier to get through this challenging time with the support of others. 

Jenny Ella, a dating coach, says, “The need to maintain social distance means we’re going back to old-fashioned dating for a bit…building a stronger emotional connection first. Getting to know each other a little better before we physically meet up is a slower start, so it’s great if you feel more comfortable taking baby steps online dating before meeting in person.”

2. Video calling is almost like a real date.

There are a number of great video calling options out there. We’re in the process of integrating video calling at So Syncd to help people connect under these unique circumstances.

If you want to shake things up a bit, use the Houseparty app via exchanging usernames. You can even play fun games together like Heads Up! or compete in trivia quizzes, making it almost like an in-person date. You can also use go-to video apps like FaceTime, Zoom, or WhatsApp. 

3. Limitations will make you more creative.

Contrary to popular belief, psychologists have found that constraints can actually encourage creativity. Just because you can’t meet in person doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and make meaningful connections. Use this time as an opportunity to be more innovative about how you date.

Cook a meal together via video call, then sit down with candles, wine and a shared Spotify playlist for a romantic virtual dinner. You can play all sorts of games, learn a dance together, or have a virtual picnic from your garden. Further down the line, you could send a bottle of wine and flowers to your beau as a surprise. The possibilities are endless.

4. It’s a great time to polish up your dating profile.

Creating a good online dating profile is not an easy task, but you can now spend time refining your existing profile or creating a new one from scratch.

Jenny adds, “One of the silver linings of being in lockdown is that many of us now have more time to write ourselves a good profile and get some photos together. It’s the perfect opportunity to either get started with online dating or fine-tune your current profile.”

Want to Connect with Like-Minded People Right Now?

If you haven’t already, join So Syncd for free today. We’re revolutionizing the way people date by pairing couples who have just the right amount of similarities to “get” each other — and just the right amount of differences to create that spark.

A version of this post originally appeared on Introvert, Dear


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