Opinion: Online dating during the pandemic really 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 the 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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