Dating during the coronavirus outbreak: NYC matchmaker shares the do’s and don’ts – Fox News
A Manhattan matchmaker has shared her top tips on how to date in the time of the coronavirus.
Julia Bekker advised singles to enjoy wine and cheese night video dates but urged those looking for a relationship to avoid getting too intimate (over the phone) during the pandemic. The matchmaker and dating-and-relationship coach also predicted that many couples will not survive the challenge of self-isolating together.
“The coronavirus is definitely going to affect real-life interactions — we simply can’t meet each other right now,” said Bekker, who has worked in the matchmaking industry for over 15 years.
“A lot of people are feeling lonely and wish they had quarantine partners. For some singles, 2020 was the year they were going to take action in their dating lives. And now, for reasons beyond their control, it has come to a halt.”
Bekker believes that there may be a frenzy of activity on dating apps, as people feel bored and lonely during self-isolation.
“If more people are signing up to dating apps, it’s because they are taking this