Locked up at home alone with very clean hands and plenty of time (and energy) to spare — online dating is on the rise. Popular dating apps such as Bumble, Hinge, Tinder and others are seeing a huge usage spike during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bumble has recorded an increase of messages in cities “staying home” while Hinge announced to users that 70% of Hinge users are interested in going on digital dates.
So, as a bored, lonely lesbian does while trying to help flatten the curve of a global pandemic, I started swiping.
I’ve matched with a number of nurses and healthcare professionals
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I’ve matched with attractive women who have zero cares about breaking social distancing
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I’ve matched with women I forgot I already dated
I’ve matched with people the algorithm thinks I’m most compatible with
I’ve matched with people with no jobs
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I’ve matched with girls with great photos who look entirely different on FaceTime
I’ve matched with single moms who bring their kids to our first digital dates
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I’ve matched with bi-curious straight girls who have never talked to a real lesbian before
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I’ve matched with a girl who wanted casual sext
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I have turned off notifications on Hinge, Her and the rest
Online dating is garbage and I’ve made peace that I’ll die alone (with many dogs).
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