Despite being stuck in a pandemic and the isolation that comes with it, a subsection of Angelenos are making their dating lives work. Using apps like Hinge and Bumble, prospective dating partners are meeting up in real life.
“Once I realized that this was a permanent state of being, it was like, ‘Okay, my life may stop, but my libido cannot. I need to continue trying to find a partner,’” Britt told KCRW. (We aren’t using her full name because she’s concerned her employer will find out about her pandemic dalliances.)
For others, the pandemic has served as a time for self-reflection. That includes 27-year-old Drew Gregory. After a big breakup in 2019, she spent a lot of time pre-pandemic casually dating. Now she’s ready for another serious relationship.