It’s a virtual dating game for social-distancing singles – Newsday

It’s a virtual dating game for social-distancing singles – Newsday


Newsday is opening this story to all readers as we provide Long Islanders with news and information you can use during the coronavirus outbreak. All readers can learn the latest news at newsday.com/LiveUpdates

Doug Kamak, 38, of Patchogue, met his girlfriend two months ago on the dating app Bumble. They’re still together, but recently he’s been spending a lot of time at home alone doing puzzles and watching TV.

Danielle Zaleskie, 26, of Glen Head, hopes to go on dates with two guys she’s interested in, but she fears that might not happen until perhaps “May or June.”

Kofi Acheampong, 33, of Centereach, is in a “serious” relationship with his girlfriend who lives in Washington, D.C., but his recent Virgin Islands trip has left him self-quarantining.

These daters from Long Island are facing the same dilemma as others like them around the world: How to handle a romantic relationship during a coronavirus pandemic that can make holding hands with a date a health risk.

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