Single in coronavirus quarantine: Video chat replaces dinner and movie – Fox Business

Single in coronavirus quarantine: Video chat replaces dinner and movie – Fox Business

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Being in quarantine is motivating some singles to date from a distance. A social distance, that is.

More than half of Americans are stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, so dating apps and websites are making it more convenient for users to connect through video chat rather than meet in person.

“I was initially hesitant because I usually don’t even speak on the phone with someone unless we’ve been dating for a few weeks, let alone FaceTime with someone I’ve never met,” said New York-based Jean, 28, who asked FOX Business not to print her last name for professional reasons.

More singles are locking in virtual dates on apps like Tinder and Hinge. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“But given that seeing each other in person isn’t an option right now, I figured, ‘why not?’” she said.

Jean swiped right on someone she met on Hinge and had chatted with casually. They have had two FaceTime “dates” since they began talking last
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