Couple wearing masks on a date
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There is no denying that 2020 changed dating as we know it. We’re well into 2021 and the impact of COVID-19 simply can’t be understated. As the world changed, we turned to our apps and webcams for dating. Activity on dating apps surged anywhere from 70% to 700% . Yes, 700%, that isn’t a typo! Being locked down made us turn to apps and find people to basically go on blind dates with. I mean, we _kinda _knew what they looked like, but with all the filters people use who you see on Tinder/Bumble/OkCupid/etc. can be immensely different from who you meet in person. We also turned to friends and family to set us up, no longer able to go out to bars, clubs, or gyms to meet and mingle.

Webcams saw a big boost in usage too, with camming becoming even more popular as a great way to meet new people and satisfy sexual urges safely. The World is slowly starting to open up as we all get vaccinated, but the predictions at the start of the pandemic have held true , dating as we know it has changed forever. We’re all doing blind dates and webcam dates now, in other words. What are the benefits and downsides of each of them and which should you maybe do this weekend? Let’s give them both a look!

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