16 online dating services frisky folk can use for fun after quarantine – The Daily Dot
Think back to February, when we were all cold and longing for the 2020 summer of freedom and completely unaware of what the next three months would hold. “BC 2020,” or Before Coronavirus was a place of hope, hot girl summers, and fling dating sites. AC 2020, or After Coronavirus, has yet to show us its true colors but as singles across the country turn to online dating apps in record numbers, we have all collectively learned something. Adult dating sites and apps are not just outlets to practice Millennial and Gen Z independence. They are ways to cope with the loneliness and the uncertainty of the times as well.
Before Covid-19, dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid were often blamed for encouraging “hookup culture” (the state of accepting and encouraging sexual acts with no emotional ties behind them) and marketed themselves as such. Other apps like Hinge and CoffeeMeetsBagel have tried to claw out of the depths of hookup culture branding and market themselves as apps designed to lead you to a real relationship, or as Hinge’s slogan says “designed to be deleted.”
As we slowly but surely enter into the AC world, it’s foolish of us