Ghosting, vaccine status, changing first meets: That’s dating during COVID-19 – CBC

    You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

Ghosting, vaccine status, changing first meets: That’s dating during COVID-19 – CBC

by tmnationtalk on December 6, 202131 Views

Catherine Aquilina says the pandemic made it challenging to date, but she happily found a partner

Dec 06, 2021

Catherine Aquilina began actively looking for a long-term partner in the fall of 2019 — only to have her dating world turned upside down a few months later.

“At the beginning, it was a lot of learning to date again,” said Aquilina who is from Milton, Ont. “There [were] a lot more obstacles post-COVID.”

Though she’s the type to prefer in-person interactions, Aquilina soon found herself spending a lot of time online, streaming and texting more often than not.

She’s one of many who navigated the dating world at a time of lockdowns and unprecedented public health restrictions — a world, according to experts, that has evolved and will stay that way for the foreseeable future.

“I think the biggest challenge, in any dating scenario, is finding somebody that you’re aligned with,” she said. “The restrictions with COVID just adds another layer of checklist points.”

“Pre-screening,” as she calls it, became a normal part of her process. She noted another major change: “superficial checklist items … fall by the wayside.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/dating-pandemic-slow-return-new-normal-1.6254164

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More

CLOSE
CLOSE