Dating in a COVID-19 world – Greeley Tribune

Dating in a COVID-19 world – Greeley Tribune


The COVID-19 pandemic has put a new spin on the world of dating. (Getty Images)

Dating is never easy, let alone dating during a global pandemic like COVID-19. 

However, single people are continuing to trudge forward in the dating world despite the challenges the pandemic has presented such as social distancing and stay-at-home orders. 

“I think across the board single people are more acutely aware of their singleness right now,” said Lisa Marie Bobby, a licensed marriage and family therapist and dating coach. “Many clients that I have spoken with have more clarity about a desire to have a partner to share the ups and downs — like this pandemic — with.”

Bobby is the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and Coaching located in Denver. 

“Single people right now are showing an openness and availability to connect in deeper and more meaningful ways than just bopping around, going to bars, swiping right and having random hookups that can feel more casual,” she explained. 

And while the pandemic has prevented people from physically meeting, Bobby doesn’t see social distancing as a negative for singles. 

“Because people can’t physically meet, this gives them a real opportunity for people to get to know each other on a much more intellectual and personality based way,” she said. “It’s much more conversational and this is really significant from a romantic love perspective.”

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