Online dating during coronavirus: Arizonans are meeting up on Bumble, OkCupid, other apps – AZCentral

Online dating during coronavirus: Arizonans are meeting up on Bumble, OkCupid, other apps – AZCentral

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Dating apps such as Bumble and OkCupid are reporting increased activity as more people are staying inside and practicing social distancing due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

C. August McMullen recently moved to Mesa from Florida and downloaded dating apps for the first time.

The 28-year-old is using Mutual, Tinder and Bumble to connect with people. On its website, Mutual describes itself as “the world’s most popular dating app for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

“It’s the age of physical distancing and I’m (an) extrovert,” McMullen wrote in a message to The Arizona Republic.

McMullen, who identifies as gender fluid, has exchanged messages with several people on Mutual but admits “I’m not sure what i’m doing” on Tinder.

“I saw that Bumble has a BFF function, so I’m using that for friendship,” McMullen said. “Not much luck actually talking to anyone, but oh well.”

Gabriela Rodriguez recently moved to Tempe and started using Facebook Dating for the first time to meet new friends and potential dates — people she would connect with in person when there
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