Opinion: Online dating during this pandemic is the worst – The Reveille, LSU’s student newspaper

Opinion: Online dating during this pandemic is the worst – The Reveille, LSU’s student newspaper

Online dating in the year 2020 feels less like a coming-of-age romance movie and more like an apocalyptic thriller. From Hinge to Bumble to Tinder, it feels almost impossible to make actual connections with complete strangers amid a global pandemic. 

It’s no secret that the bane of every online dater’s existence right now is pick-up lines like: “If COVID-19 doesn’t take you out, can I?” and “Stay home if you sicc. Come over if you thicc.”

Such clichés have spread across these sites like the virus itself, and I can guarantee that absolutely no one wants to catch them.

Yet romantic conversations are admittedly harder to have without someone mentioning the life-threatening coronavirus plaguing our society. Instead of asking about hobbies or aspirations, it’s natural to want to veer more into the realm of casual existentialism. 

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