The pandemic is having a significant impact on Australians romantic lives, creating room for more emotional connections and opening opportunity for “ghosting” a term used to describe sudden cut-off of communication without notice. With lockdowns and social distancing creating the perfect environment.
The global pandemic had resulted in a string of interesting patterns, revealing the way single Aussies have found, or struggled to find, love in lockdown.
Diana Cameran who is a dating expert said the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way dating apps are used. Lockdowns and social distancing measures have all but put the famous hook up culture in the bin and has rapidly changed our approach to form more meaningful emotional connections.
Cameran said “Before the pandemic it was very much a swipe, meet, let’s get physical type thing, but that’s been prevented with lockdowns”.
Men and woman using dating apps are meeting genuine people and forming more meaningful connections because they’re forced to communicate however the flipside to dating in the pandemic may not be all it’s cracked up to be, potentially more damaging than Aussie singles are aware of.
With a spike in people frequently using dating apps, there’s a larger variety of eye candy on demand, with cheating apps like Tinder and Madison still dominating in the poles, it turns out for some it’s not such a fairy tale ending.
This is causing a negative impact for those getting ‘ghosted’, with the already high levels of stress and anxiety making the perfect cocktail for depression, the uncertainty of the world could heighten the fallout. Try your hand at pottery or take up knitting, there’s much less heartache and worry.