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.
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
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.