Online Dating Pre-Covid
Even though it was two years ago, the days before Covid seem more like a lifetime ago.
It is hard to remember what a world without the Corona Virus and its variants looked like.
For those of us who dated in a pre-covid world, we never even had a thought in our minds that one day the dating process would change for good.
Still, for those of you who don’t remember what online dating was like, pre-Covid 19, let me refresh you.
What online dating was like
- You actually had money to go out on dates.
With so many people laid off and furloughed during the Covid-19 pandemic, many people could not afford to go out on dates.
Whereas you might have had extra spending money for a Friday night out to the bar, now you might be struggling to afford milk and cereal for dinner.
- Dates like dinner and a movie and drinks at a crowded bar were some of the most common first date options out there.
You were able to cozy up to your date in a dimly lit booth in the back of the car and be able to converse without wearing a piece of fabric over your mouths.
- More people were looking for hookups in a pre-Covid 19 world.
Looking for hookups now can become unsafe since you don’t know if someone is vaccinated or infected with the virus, which means you are putting yourself and your loved ones at potential risk for contracting the Corona Virus. There was less intentional dating and more casual hookups.
- People’s priorities have shifted since the Covid-19 pandemic rolled into our lives two years ago.
Now, people who might not have wanted a family or a long-term relationship might have changed their priorities after the worldwide pandemic.