Tradition! In a time of pandemic, singletons ditch dating apps for matchmakers – Jewish News
We all know that 2020 is not a good year. It’s even less of a good year if you’re looking for love. One in four couples in the UK meet at a social gathering and one in five meet in the office, so finding a partner is all the harder as Covid-19 has changed our working and social lives.
Many single people came out of lockdown determined to find a partner, but because we are all now doing so much online, the prospect of scrolling through JSwipe or Tinder is having less and less appeal.
Aimee Belchak, 26, is bright, bubbly and single. She enjoys dating and has always loved setting people up. When she was made redundant from her job in theatre production a few months ago, she decided to put her exuberant personality and networking skills to good use.
“Covid has made it even harder to meet people, but I’m bored of dating apps – it’s like shopping for a boyfriend,” she says. “I really felt that the human touch had gone out of the dating game.
“Matchmaking is a good old-fashioned way to meet people and I thought people might enjoy a new type of experience.”
Once restaurants and pubs began to reopen, meaning there were physical places where dates could take place, Belchak