Connect with us

Dating Blog

Will Virtual Dating Help Or Hinder Your Sex Life?

Lockdown wrecked the sex life of many singles. Social distancing in the post-covid world is not exactly being kind to frustrated singles either. 


What’s more, there’s a lot of gossip about virtual dating becoming the new normal. It makes sense for singles looking for a life partner. 


Virtual dating is helping people learn more about what the other person is like. Because chatting through a screen removes some of the romantic intimacy you get IRL, a person’s character shines through. 


If you’re looking for love, virtual dating offers a great option. If you’re looking for a fling or a one-night stand, virtual dating could hinder your sex life. 

Having said that, online dating is still the best way to get laid

How Virtual Dating Helps You Find The Right Person 

Researchers at the Deakin University School of Psychology reveal that people essentially want the same thing in a relationship; warmth and trustworthiness. 


This is true for people that are using online dating to find the right partner, to get back on to the dating scene, or a short-term fling. 

The other fundamentals are vitality and attractiveness, status and resources.

When people are using online dating sites to improve their sex life, vitality and attractiveness is more important than status. 

To improve your sex life through online dating websites, demonstrate to your potential bed partner that you are warm and trustworthy, lots of fun. If you’re not so attractive, don’t expect to punch above your weight. 

How Users Feel About Virtual Dating


Reports reveal that the number of people using online dating websites during lockdown surged by more than 7000%. 

Online dating has continued to dominate the dating scene since some of the restrictions have been lifted. It seems some people actually preferred using virtual dating to find the right person. 


However, it’s not for everyone. 

One survey showed that 27% of people were using dating apps more often than they did pre-coronavirus. Only 8% of people said their habits have not changed a great deal – other than talking for longer.

50% of people said they used online dating websites during the lockdown as much as they did before the pandemic. However, one-third of participants said they do not want to go on a virtual date and would rather wait to go on a real one. 

Shagbook saw a spike in the number of people using webcams. 

Is Virtual Dating the New Normal?


Online dating has been becoming more popular for years and is expected to grow. 

Virtual dating, on the other hand, is receiving mixed reviews. If people have an opportunity to meet offline, that seems like the obvious choice.

However, virtual dating through video calls helps singles determine whether there is any chemistry between them without the hassle and expense of dating outside the home. 

We suspect that once people get used to virtual dating and recognise the value, it will become more popular – just like online dating websites have! 

At the end of the day, virtual dating is a personal preference and depends on what you’re looking for in a relationship. Virtual dating may not help your sex life if you’re looking to meet the right person – but it can if you’re looking for short-term fun. 

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Dating Blog

Can You Laugh Girls Into Bed?

Online dating may open the door to hundreds of potential partners, but it’s also a competitive arena. Hundreds of other guys are also competing for the attention of girls. 

Numerous studies indicate that a sense of humour is a high-ranking priority for girls. The more you can make a girl laugh, the more likely she is to sleep with you. Less so the other way round. Looks are more important for guys.

A good sense of humour can get you a long way with a romantic partner. Research shows that being able to make a girl laugh is a good indicator she is romantically interested you. 

As a matter of fact, humour is a key factor in forging a long-lasting relationship. It indicates you have an agreeable and sociable personality, helps people decide whether you are good fun and develops neural pathways that enable you to establish a deeper relationship. 

Researchers investigating how humour enhances courtship discovered how making people laugh is regarded as a strong personality trait. Not only is humour a hit with the girls but also elevates your social life and career path.

The Immigration Game 


Participants in various studies revealed they quickly decide on the suitability of potential partners if the candidate appears to be humorous. A sharp with is a good indicator of intelligence, divergent thinking and creativity. 

However, some researchers think connecting humour with intelligence is a generalisation. 

Professor Jeffrey Hall from the University of Kansas says comparing humour with a sign of intelligence does Not “give humour its due credit…Finding someone who appreciates your sense of humour is valuable in its own right.”

And in the online dating game, finding someone with a compatible sense of humour is where things can go awry – especially when you’re meeting people from different cultural and social backgrounds. 

study performed by Chinese immigrants at the University of British Columbia in Canada concluded that singles looking for love on online dating websites yielded a higher response rate by writing something witty on your profile. 

People looking for a potential partner online value a sense of humour highly. Other research has shown that male singles that demonstrate they are blessed with wit and charm receive more replies from girls.

Crafting Funny Online Dating Profiles 

Being funny is good. After all, laughter is the best me

dicine so they say. Empirical evidence also suggests women are more likely to be interested in men that make them laugh. 

However, when it comes to crafting an online dating profile, sex psychologists warn against being too funny. If you drop a joke and depreciating remarks into every other sentence it can make you appear childish – which is irritating. 

The right balance is to be funny and easygoing. Lead with a funny remark, but also describe yourself honestly and realistically. A smattering of witty remarks gives people something to work with for their first message. 

Whether you’re looking for a sex hook-up or a long-term relationship, a good sense of humour will help laugh girls into bed. Why not test your wit with the girls on Shagbook.

Working from home, homeschooling and looming financial burdens weighed on numerous relationships. Restrictions in the movement have impacted long-distant romances, new relationships and marriages. 

For couples in a relationship which was already fraught with tension, the cracks on the surface opened up to reveal the underlying problems. 

As countries gradually emerge from quarantine and ease into the ‘new normal’, reports suggest a spike in the number of married couples filing for divorce.

The fallout from the pandemic is a higher number of singles or separated people looking for a new romantic adventure. It’s almost certain that people will ramp up their efforts to find comfort in a relationship before the next lockdown. 

Whether you’re looking for excitement, a one-night-only sex hookup or a serious long-term relationship, online dating websites open doorways to a world of love, sex and excitement. 

The Need For Intimacy 


Humans have an innate need for intimacy. Sharing close moments, both verbally and physically, increases health and happiness. Without intimacy, you deny basic emotional needs and are more likely to feel depressed and mentally unstable. 

Singles may already be wondering how coronavirus will impact their need for physical intimacy. Touch and physical contact by a trusted person has a positive impact on your mental and physical health. 

Experts are well aware of the human need for emotional intimacy. The Dutch government even advised their singletons to find a sex buddy to help protect mental health. 

As a matter of fact, studies show that regular sex is good for mental and physical health. When you orgasm, the body releases the hormone prolactin which helps relieve stress and invites relaxation. In turn, you get a better night’s sleep. 

Other studies have found that regular sex helps to reduce anxiety and could also lower stress-related blood pressure

Sex Hookups Post Lockdown 


As people start to emerge from self-isolation, one thing is certain; they will be as horny as a dog on heat. Social media is already ablaze with talks of post-lockdown hookups and plans for various sexcapades. 

The general view seems to be there’s going to be “fuckfest”. 

Official sources (except the Dutch), of course, advise against sex hookups or with partners that live in different households. With tons of pent up sexual energy in reserve, it’s a safe bet that most people will ignore what health officials advise. 

However, that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t take precautions. There are ways of socially-distancing during sex. Health chiefs in New York suggest using glory holes. Whatever takes their fancy. 

Essentially, Covid-19 spreads from one person to the next through the exchange of fluids. But it cannot be passed on purely by having sex. Kissing is ill-advised. So is rimming.

But providing you don’t cough, sneeze or exchange saliva, you can have sexual intercourse without any risk of contracting coronavirus. Want to find a hookup?

Continue Reading

Dating Blog

Looking For Love Post-Lockdown?

It’s fair to say that lockdown was tough for most people. For couples in relationships already under strain, the pressure of being in close confinement and the extreme economic concerns reached boiling-point. 

Working from home, homeschooling and looming financial burdens weighed on numerous relationships. Restrictions in the movement have impacted long-distant romances, new relationships and marriages. 

For couples in a relationship which was already fraught with tension, the cracks on the surface opened up to reveal the underlying problems. 

As countries gradually emerge from quarantine and ease into the ‘new normal’, reports suggest a spike in the number of married couples filing for divorce.

The fallout from the pandemic is a higher number of singles or separated people looking for a new romantic adventure. It’s almost certain that people will ramp up their efforts to find comfort in a relationship before the next lockdown. 

Whether you’re looking for excitement, a one-night-only sex hookup or a serious long-term relationship, online dating websites open doorways to a world of love, sex and excitement. 

The Need For Intimacy 


Humans have an innate need for intimacy. Sharing close moments, both verbally and physically, increases health and happiness. Without intimacy, you deny basic emotional needs and are more likely to feel depressed and mentally unstable. 

Singles may already be wondering how coronavirus will impact their need for physical intimacy. Touch and physical contact by a trusted person has a positive impact on your mental and physical health. 

Experts are well aware of the human need for emotional intimacy. The Dutch government even advised their singletons to find a sex buddy to help protect mental health. 

As a matter of fact, studies show that regular sex is good for mental and physical health. When you orgasm, the body releases the hormone prolactin which helps relieve stress and invites relaxation. In turn, you get a better night’s sleep. 

Other studies have found that regular sex helps to reduce anxiety and could also lower stress-related blood pressure

Sex Hookups Post Lockdown 


As people start to emerge from self-isolation, one thing is certain; they will be as horny as a dog on heat. Social media is already ablaze with talks of post-lockdown hookups and plans for various sexcapades. 

The general view seems to be there’s going to be “fuckfest”. 

Official sources (except the Dutch), of course, advise against sex hookups or with partners that live in different households. With tons of pent up sexual energy in reserve, it’s a safe bet that most people will ignore what health officials advise. 

However, that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t take precautions. There are ways of socially-distancing during sex. Health chiefs in New York suggest using glory holes. Whatever takes their fancy. 

Essentially, Covid-19 spreads from one person to the next through the exchange of fluids. But it cannot be passed on purely by having sex. Kissing is ill-advised. So is rimming.

But providing you don’t cough, sneeze or exchange saliva, you can have sexual intercourse without any risk of contracting coronavirus. Want to find a hookup?

Continue Reading

Dating Blog

Experts Say Sex is Better Than Masturbating. Thanks For That!

Given the choice, most people would rather get laid than knock one out themselves. For singles in the post-pandemic era, that’s easier said than done – although not impossible!

Yet the fact of the matter is that orgasms are good for mental and physical health. Isolation, on the other hand, is not!

Health experts recommend ejaculating at least 21 times a year. It is estimated that men who ejaculate 21 times or more every 12 months, reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. 

However, with sex out of the equation for singles, that only leaves one option. 

According to a survey compiled by Badoo, masturbation has reached epic proportions since lockdown. With bars and clubs out of bounds, the offline dating scene is like a ghost town.

The dating app surveyed over one thousand people aged between 18 to 50 during the lockdown. Three-quarters were singles and confirmed they had not had sex since the country closed. However, they did masturbate more than usual. 

Playing solo is not a bad thing. Medical experts say that masturbating can help ward off mental health whilst you’re in isolation.

However, sexual intercourse is “far more effective” because it releases more endorphins which are better for your general wellbeing. 

Orgasms can also improve other areas of your health. Sex has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease, relieve stress and boost your immune system. 

Mastering Masturbation


If you have found that you need to pull your pud more often since the pandemic, there’s a good chance you will get bored of your solo efforts pretty quickly. 

The award-winning journalist and sexpert, Alix Fox, has published some “top tips” that could provide a solution. Apparently, she says, these nuggets will “spice up masturbating”. 


We hope you’re ready for this:

  1. Observe the sensations in your entire body – joy isn’t only about stimulating the genitals. 
  2. Sit with your back to a door and imagine someone on the other side masturbating in tandem with you
  3. Play with yourself in front of a mirror to build a “positive self-image.” 
  4. Fiddle in the morning rather than at night.
  5. Grind your hips on to your hands and imagine it is somebody else’s private

Sex Dating Websites 


Although social distancing is still recommended, a lift on home-bound restrictions is encouraging people to try dating again. 

Yet with traditional dating scenes off-limits, singles are relying on online dating websites to find a romantic partner. 

According to Pew Research, three-in-ten adults say they have used an online dating site or app. Moreover, the majority report they have had a positive experience. 

The number of people that have met their future spouse through online dating apps has also increased over time. 

Online dating websites are the easiest way to connect with dozens of people that you find physically attractive. Providing you take precautions, sex hookups are not out of the equation either. 

However, health officials recommend taking precautions when meeting up with strangers for sex in the post-pandemic era. Sex is better than masturbating, but there is also more risk of contracting the virus.  

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Shagbook© Adult Dating. All Rights Reserved.