Meeting the One During Quarantine

Meeting the One During Quarantine

While people are stuck at home, some alone, waiting for the outbreak to subside, the risk of developing a different condition grows. This condition has its own symptoms and drawbacks that can affect people’s well-being and how they function. Loneliness hurts. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, it may be twice as harmful to mental and physical health as obesity.

Now, more than ever, the need for emotional connection is highlighted.

All this isolation doesn’t have to be all bad. There are things you can do and tools you can use to still meet and connect with people while following social distancing protocols.

Dating Apps

You may not be able to actually speak in person or even see each other right now, but there are still a lot of benefits to using dating apps for meeting people. According to Statista, as of September 2019, Tinder, the most popular dating app in the US, reported 7.86 million users.

The popularity of dating apps surged in the last few years because they offer very quick ways to meet people. Everyone has a mobile device with them at all times. You can even use these apps during short downtime at the office or on your commute.

Also, these apps are safer than meeting someone in a bar or club, mostly because you can check potentials more easily. You can start conversations, exchange social media information, and basically get to know someone first before ever seeing them in person.

Another excellent selling point of dating apps is how there is a variety of platforms to choose from. Each one has its own unique selling point. With most apps, two people have to ‘like’ each other first before they can engage in conversation. Many apps give you a chance to write short profiles and post pictures. Some apps base their systems on preferences like proximity, age, and even interests.

Dating apps are perfect right now because they give you the means to meet new people who may be just as lonely as you are.


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A lot of the benefits of dating apps also apply to matchmakers. The key difference is with matchmakers, you essentially have someone else help you in the initial vetting process.

The process won’t be as quick as with using dating apps, but there is a higher chance of hitting it off with the person because there’s a deeper level of compatibility than simply liking how each other looks in photos.

Also, unlike dating apps, your privacy is more secure with matchmakers. Since the matchmaking process is invisible to the two of you, you won’t get to know details about a person until they’re matched with you. With dating apps, your picture and profile may be exposed to a lot of people before you actually meet someone.

Matchmakers tend to be pricier though. This also means that its clientele is more filtered and more likely to be looking for serious commitment.

If you have the time and the resources, a matchmaker in Houston is worth the investment.

Don’t let the quarantine keep you from finding that special someone, but if you or someone you know needs urgent help, don’t hesitate to call the Disaster Distress Helpline by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.