'You can actually meet someone at home:' Pandemic forces singles to meet potential mates through online dating

The pandemic has changed the way a lot of people live their life, including the way they date.

News 12 Staff

Jan 12, 2021, 1:14 PM

Updated 1,282 days ago

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The pandemic has changed the way a lot of people live their life, including the way they date.
Dating coach and matchmaker Cher Gopman with NYC Wingwoman tells News 12 that she has noticed people wanting to settle down faster, but how they are dating is different.
“A lot of people used to steer away from online dating because they said, ‘Oh, everybody is looking just to hook up online,’” Gopman says. “But now actually more than ever people are turning to online dating hoping to meet a potential match.”
She says this has led to more communication and less people getting stood up for dates because possible mates are talking on the phone or having Facetime dates.
Gopman says virtual dates can still be really fun, and the pandemic has allowed people to find love at their own house.
“This is the only time that I would ever tell someone that you can actually meet someone at home,” Gopman says.


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