Are People Using Coronavirus to Score Dates?

It appears coronavirus has become the perfect pick-up line.

The deadly virus might be causing us to stockpile goods, work from home and avoid contact with other people, but Brits are undeterred when it comes to dating. A recent survey from the dating website OKCupid reveals that people are still looking for love, and they are using coronavirus as a conversation starter.

Between January and March, COVID-19 has seen a boost in mentions on dating profiles by 262%.

Woman with family locked down in Italy poses naked with face masks to urge everyone to be safe It makes sense, because who doesn’t want a loving, caring and coronavirus-free partner in these dire times? What’s more, the findings show that 93% of survey participants based in the UK are still willing to brave public spaces and go on dates. That’s a commitment to romance, if ever there was one. Italy are understandably less keen, with 55% not up for a first date in the current climate (and, you know, the lockdown) but head to Germany – if you can – and you’ll find 95% of people are down to date.

Or France, arguably the country of love, where 94% are still willing to risk it for romance. For those considering a quick ‘Netflix and Chill’ session, can we please remind you that condoms do not protect against coronavirus. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, the British government recommends that you stay at home for seven days, so this is the perfect opportunity to really get to know the person you want to date, until you feel safe to step outside again. Real love will wait. Already in a relationship but self-isolating?

 

 

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