New Delhi: The ever-increasing fear of coronavirus might have forced people to go into isolation, but it still hasn’t deterred the spirits of people who are looking for love. Love, is after all the most powerful force on Earth! Also Read - Here is How to Keep Love Intact in a Long Distance Relationship
According to dating platform OKCupid, about every nine of ten people globally are willing to venture out during the outbreak for a date. Well, Indians are also not behind as about three-fourths of respondents said they would go out on a date despite the virus outbreak.
Despite the fact that coronavirus outbreak is making people stay from each other, an increasing number of millenials are turning to digital platforms like Tinder, OKCupid and Bumble to find life partners.
According to OKCupid, about 74 per cent respondents in India said they are willing to go out on dates during the coronavirus outbreak. About 77 per cent respondents in Japan, 71 per cent in South Korea and 97 per cent in Croatia aren’t averse to leaving their homes to find romance during the coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, dating apps are also doing their bit to spread awareness amid the outbreak. Tinder users are being greeted with an in-app card offering tips on staying safe during the outbreak. ‘Wash your hands frequently’, ‘Carry hand sanitiser’, ‘Avoid touching your face’ and ‘Maintain social distance in public gatherings’ are some of the tips offered to users.
Another popular dating app–Bumble that has Priyanka Chopra as an investor – said its platform can provide a great outlet for those who may be concerned with meeting people in person.
“… a pandemic could trigger loneliness and isolationism, and Bumble is one way to stay connected to real people without having to meet in the physical world,” a Bumble spokesperson said adding that the platform has features like voice calls and video chat that allow for a “deeper connection” without having to meet in public, or share phone number or email IDs.
(With Agency inputs)