Dating Apps 101: How To Find Love In The Time Of Coronavirus – Tatler Hong Kong
Lockdowns and quarantines happening around the world may be putting a toll on couples living separately, but the online dating scene for singles appears to be more vibrant than ever.
With the majority of the population stuck indoors, the only place to go for companionship is online—where socially-starved singles may be more likely to swipe right.
If you’re new to online dating, we’ve got you covered—here’s a guide to dating in the age of coronavirus.
With so many dating apps on the market, where should you find love? According to a report published in February by mobile analytics platform App Annie, the top dating apps amongst consumers are Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, OkCupid, Tantan, and iDates, respectively. The perks of using a popular app are that you’re ensured a bigger pool of potential dates to choose from, and these brands also tend to update their app more frequently for better usability and security.
The OG dating app that has made swiping a natural process of online dating—Tinder matches you with dates based on proximity. However, during this Covid-19 pandemic, the app has given users to option to swipe around the world for free with the Passport feature, previously only accessible for paying users. Other similar