SINGLE millennials who use dating apps are meeting up with each other on Skype.
Fitness instructor Sarah Cotterill, 27, of Leeds, who has been Skype dating for a week, said: “It’s the millennial version of Blitz spirit, we’re not going to stop dating because of coronavirus. Some friends have even had food delivered by Skype dates.”
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New chat-up lines include: “Wanna self-isolate with me?” and “You can’t spell quarantine without URAQT”.
One man quipped his greatest strength is “I’m not diseased”.
Sarah added: “It felt a bit like a job interview the first time but I’m starting to get used to it.
“The problem is now the bandwidth is getting hit, and a dodgy connection can really ruin what is already a pretty awkward date.”
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“It’s just a bit awkward when you get stood up because you know they can’t have any other plans.”
Singletons from around the world have written of taking to Skype after matching on dating apps with people they may not be able to meet for months.
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Jack Lawrence tweeted: “How am I gonna meet my wife if I’m stuck in lockdown. Gonna have to go on tinder dates via Skype.”
Another wrote: “A guy on tinder just seriously asked to have our date over skype. If that is not the most #Corona thing ever then I don't know.”