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Sex & Dating During Coronavirus Evolves As Bumble’s Video Chat SKYROCKETS

Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate

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For those who are on dating apps like Bumble looking for their soulmate amid the coronavirus pandemic, it sure is hard to go on dates. Restaurants, bars, clubs and other popular date spots around the world are all closed. What have people been doing to keep their love lives alive while stuck inside their homes? It seems like the answer is video chatting.


Texting Is Becoming Less Common On Dating Apps

Bumble recorded 75 million registered users in 2019 and the coronavirus outbreak this year has definitely caused that number to increase. Everyone is finding new things to do during their quarantines. That includes swiping right. But gone are the days when texting on Bumble was the main form of communication between people. Now, the video chat feature has taken the world by storm. It is a way for people to communicate face-to-face or phone-to-phone rather when they cannot go out on dates in person.

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This, along with Bumble’s voice chat feature has seen a tremendous increase in usage. Social distancing has been heavily encouraged by health professionals and governments. Bumble was the first dating app ever to feature both video chats and voice calls so naturally, people were curious about using them. And it also eliminates the need for people to exchange phone numbers since all forms of communication can be done on the app.


The Company Tweeted In Support Of Social Distancing And Encouraged Video Chats

The Bumble Twitter account has continued to put out tweets that urge people to stay home. Bumble can be used anywhere in the world so you can literally meet someone on the app while sitting on your couch at home. All the more reason to stay home!

Bumble went as far as sending out messages to each user to reiterate how important video chatting is given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. Now is not the time to go out on dates or meet with new people when the virus can be so easily spread through forms of contact like kissing.

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Twitter user @dylanmandres was not a fan of the message that Bumble sent out. He said that he could not “think of a sadder experience.”

It seemed like there were a few other Twitter users who found the message to be a bit odd.

Others seemed to be enjoying the video chat feature while stuck at home. Twitter user @VictoriousSolo even said that she found someone to go on a virtual date with. She is rather optimistic about finding love during this time.

We are itching to know how her virtual date went and if any success stories will come from this new video chat dating feature.

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About the Author

Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is the Talent Guru here at Talent Recap. Her work has been featured at The Blast. Samantha graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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