Canceling A Date Over Social Distancing And Other Ways The Pandemic Has Made Women Bolder In Online Dating

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OkCupid’s research found that individuals are looking to friends and family for dating advice less than they did before the pandemic. It’s hard to say exactly why, but there are some dynamics unique to a pandemic that can help us connect the dots. First, we simply aren’t socializing as much so there are fewer chances to share recent dating stories and receive feedback. Next, there’s the fact that relationships can only go so far during the age of social distancing. Perhaps women only asked for advice from loved ones if the relationship progressed to the point of having sex and meeting friends, and that’s not happening as much. And finally, the pandemic has given many a seize the day attitude, which doesn’t allow for much outside opinion.

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