Courtship during COVID | Family | santafenewmexican.com – Santa Fe New Mexican
“I wasn’t gonna kiss this guy on a first date during COVID,” my friend Abby firmly stated while describing a recent evening out.
I’m so far removed from the dating scene, and it’s fun to live vicariously through the adventures and thrills of my single friends. I was grilling her on COVID-19 dating protocol. She described how, despite dining face to face outdoors, it was a contactless experience, in that there was no touching, not even an elbow tap.
“I was incredibly fearful about dating during COVID and how hard it was going to be to meet people,” Abby said, but “there’s been a ton of guys” available.
To be clear, these are not chance encounters. Abby, 50, uses online dating platform Bumble to facilitate her connections. The app allows the woman to make the first move.
In this case, first contact is made on the site’s online messaging