Will virtual dating become the norm for first dates in a post-lockdown world?

We all know how strange dating has been during lockdown- it’s kind of odd trying to build a connection with another person without seeing them in person. Sure, you can still get to know someone virtually- but let’s face it, virtual calls are always going to be a little bit awkward when inevitably someone experiences a bad internet connection. That said, could virtual dating become the norm? Perhaps it could be considered safer, with less commitment, with the potential to meet other people in different towns and cities?

Let’s explore whether virtual dating could become the new normal.

Does dating online mean safer dating?

If you’ve met someone on nostringsdating, and you’re going on a first date via zoom, it means that if someone has used a slightly deceiving profile photo, you’ll know about it as soon as you see them virtually, rather than finding out when you have actually made the effort to meet them in person.

It also means that when you meet someone virtually for the first time, you can also tell whether they are genuine, pleasant, and if there is chemistry between you.

There is no need to worry about who you might be meeting, what their intentions are, and whether or not you need to worry about your safety. It’s all virtual! Which means you can get to know them a little more before deciding to go ahead and meet them in person.

Meeting more people outside of your town

Sure, online dating means that you get to meet people that you may not bump into in your home town, but it also means that you can get to know other people well, even if you don’t live in the same town. This means that you can build a connection with each other virtually, before making the effort to meet up in different city or town to your own.

It means that you have a wider range of potential dates- and you’re more likely to find someone who shares your interests and who you have a genuine connection with. Imagine making the effort to travel all the way to a different city and being disappointed when there is no connection in person!

Less commitment on a first date

If you’re looking to form a casual relationship with someone, perhaps you’ve found them on a sex dating site, there is less commitment when you go on a virtual online date, rather than when you meet in person for the first time. If you’re meeting virtually, you have every excuse from poor internet connection to being short on time- there is less commitment than when you are dating in person.

For example, if you decide that you’re not feeling a spark with someone- it’s much easier to identify this quickly on a virtual date, rather than having to commit to a full in-person date where you may have to spend money, time and may even have to travel to see them. This avoids any disappointment and means there is no commitment on either side to see each other again.


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