Stay Home and Date: Keep Dating While Social Distancing

In these unprecedented times, we are all adjusting to a new normal in life and a lot more time at home. Just because you aren’t able to venture out into the city quite yet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy getting to know someone new. We all need to rethink our typical date night routines. Many of us are enjoying more virtual cocktail hours, wine tastings, cooking classes, and more, but for those who may still be looking for that perfect partner, there are virtual tools that can make finding that special someone very possible right now.

Virtual Tools that Make Connection

Online companies like Bumble are making it easier than ever to enjoy meeting and connecting with new people. Fostering human connection is what online dating is all about and it is so important to continue to do so now more than ever. Pour your favorite cocktail or glass of vino and grab your laptop, iPad or iPhone and check out all the ways you can still meet, get to know, and even have a virtual date with a potential special someone right now. Bumble’s Video Chat and Voice Calling features enhance online communication, making it even easier to get to know someone better in real time even while practicing social distancing! Plus, it’s available for free across all three modes of the app (Bumble Date, Bumble Bizz, and Bumble BFF), and you won’t have to share any personal information, like a phone number or email address, to talk. Click here to see how easy and fun video chat and voice calling can be. 

In addition to their usual features that help foster connection across all their different modes, Bumble has added new in-app tools that are perfect for these times. You can now:

  • Add a Virtual Date Badge to your profile so potential matches know you are down to video chat.
  • Send an Audio Note to your match.
  • Expand your distance filter so that you can connect with people nationwide. 
  • Play the Question Game, a double opt-in feature that will allow you to answer fun questions that will let your match get to know you better.

Stay at Home, Date, & Do Good

Staying home and adhering to our local advisories and mandates is important to help save lives but you don’t have to stop doing things that enrich your life (like dating!). Every time someone adds the Virtual Date Badge to their profile, Bumble will make a donation to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund. Human connection is so fundamentally important and vital to our health. It is crucial to continue to foster these connections even as we stay home to do our part in battling against the current pandemic and it is amazing how technology allows us to stay together while apart! Take advantage of the opportunity that technology is allowing us now to get creative, stay connected, and even foster new relationships all while we practice social distancing. We will be even more prepared with the help of these virtual tools to meet up in real life once it is safe to gather again!



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