Social distancing has begun with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which means the hours many of us use to spend at the gym, coffee shops, restaurants, and bar is going to have to be filled with something else! If you are single and ready to mingle, you might turn to swiping right or left on dating apps. One of my friends shared this Cosmopolitan article about shutdown and online dating. This article really got me thinking about everything going on in the world. With the shutdown, there are going to be more folks active on online dating in Minnesota than ever. We are going to have a lot more free time to swipe right and left.

This article quoted Cision PR Newswire and a study about online dating. According to this article, 82% of single folks turn to online dating to meet someone. One thing that online dating has done that meeting someone in person hasn't, helps you create an emotional attachment before you meet them in person for the first time. It can make the first date a little bit easier especially if you have never had contact before the date. It kind of reminds me of "Love is Blind" on Netflix. Wait... we could be apart of the real-world version of this show while the shutdown is happening.

With almost all the entertainment in Minnesota shutdown with Governor Walz executive order, the only way to spend time with a new match is through FaceTime, texting, phone calls, social media and hangouts at each other's houses. This ultimately means you will have to get to know the person really well before you get to hang out with them in social situations. So if you are as single as a pringle and ready to put yourself out there, now might be the time to download Tinder, Bumble, Hinge or any other dating app and get to work.

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