COVID Dating: What’s It Like Looking for Love in a Pandemic? – NBC10 Boston
Finding love can be challenging during the best of circumstances. Imagine trying to do it in a pandemic.
“It’s definitely gone a lot slower than it has in the before times,” says 28-year-old Sara Estan, who has been looking for love with the help of dating apps. “But it’s been a pretty interesting experience so far.”
Estan says it’s been a nice change of pace and she’s feeling less pressured to jump right into things.
“Spontaneity is fantastic but It’s really not practical right now,” says Estan. “I take care of my grandmother, so precautions are just exceptionally high for me, so it’s definitely a very careful and considerate process.”
Estan’s current love interest is a frontline health care worker. They haven’t met in person.
“We’ve been talking for about two and a half months now…. we’ll stream and watch the same show or we’ll play a video game together, in addition to snapchat texting, phone calls,” she says.
Estan did have an in-person coffee date last year with someone else.
“We both did the drive-thru and then just sort of hung out in our cars parked next to each other and talked for a little bit,” she says. “That ironically, even though it didn’t end up working out, was one of the best first dates I’ve had in a really long time which I absolutely did not expect to happen that way.”
Being alone and working remotely has made some singles more determined than ever to find a match.
”They’ve really come to a point