What I thought a Pandemic would do to modern dating vs what’s really happening

What a crazy world we’re living in right now! A global pandemic that has completely changed our daily lives. It’s affected the dating world too.

Since we can’t really meet, I thought COVID-19 would weed out the fuckboys and hook up culture. It would force people to really talk and get to know each other before meeting up. It would foster relationships based on conversations and not looks or make outs. 

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I had seen the cute memes. They facetime, deliver meals to each other’s houses and have a virtual date. It was the most chivalrous dating I have ever seen. But I think those might be the rare cases.

 

What’s really happening are the fuckboys don’t care about social distancing and are still trying to get you to come over. For the smart ones who do listen to COVID rules, conversation goes stale quickly. A conversation normally lasts two weeks before you run out of questions and memories to talk about. Then you talk about the weather and the third walk you went on that day and the connection is dead.

Long Distance relationships work, in part, because they both have an end goal in mind of when they’ll get to see each other again. With this pandemic, you know they live close by but you don’t know when you’ll actually get to meet them in person. With no end goal or date in mind, it’s hard to keep the motivation to stay connected.

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I’ve lost all desire to connect with anyone new. There is no way a random date with some Tinder guy could possibly be worth the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. And any potentially good matches are kind of ruined by the boredom so I nearly don’t want to talk to them until the world is a bit back to normal. If a match has potential now, then hopefully they will also have potential in another month or two. I guess I’m waiting for the guy that could catch my attention and change my mind. For now, no one is really catching my eye. 

 

14 thoughts on “What I thought a Pandemic would do to modern dating vs what’s really happening”

  1. Awh! I didn’t think of how dating is affected by covid, but I definitely would have figured the fuck boys would be weeded out–guess not?! Wow! Im sorry you arent having any luck right now. You will meet someone when you least expect it! Hang in there.

    1. I can’t believe it either but fuckboys truly don’t care about anyone but themselves!! Thank you for the kind words, fingers crossed!!

  2. Oh hello and thank you!
    Who is clinking glasses over zoom – not me! I can’t even get any conversations going apart from the usual come over a Netflix. No way. Pressed pause on the dating months ago

    1. Yes definitely sounds like a good plan to let things rest for now, no good is coming of it anyway

    1. I wonder what it’s like for the guys side of tinder. Maybe girls are leaving them on read same as always haha

    1. HahahA i feel the same way! It’s all just a stroke of luck if you meet the right person

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