Editorial

STUDY: 60% Of Americans Believe Coronavirus Permanently Changed Dating, 31% Believe Virtual Dates Are The New Normal

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Lots of Americans think dating has changed forever because of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a study conducted by WooPlus, 60% of Americans think the dating game has changed forever because of coronavirus. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Two notable findings about how it might have changed permanently are that 31% of people think virtual dates are here to stay, and 57% of people believe it’s now easier to get to the “comfort zone” with your significant other. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

Honestly, these numbers don’t really make sense to me. Who the hell is going to go on a virtual date when they can actually meet a woman in person? (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

This is like the anti-porn people who claim that men would rather watch porn than go out with a woman on a date. I refuse to believe men like that exist, and I refuse to believe that people would ever go on a virtual date if there were any other options on the table. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)

Granted, I’ve never been on a virtual date in my life because I recognize that my greatest assets are humor and my crystal blue eyes. Neither translates well over a computer screen. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

Also, how is it now easier to get to the comfort zone? Again, that doesn’t really add up to me. I find you reach the comfort zone by doing things, which this pandemic has made more difficult.

Of course, I’m not single, so I might be attacking all of this from the wrong angle. I just simply don’t see how things don’t immediately return to normal as soon as they can.

Let us know what you think about the study in the comments. I have a feeling that a lot of you are going to agree with me.