People Are Going on 29% Fewer Dates During the Pandemic
There have been periods of pseudo-normalcy over the past year . . . but we’re hoping for a LOT more than that in 2022. And SINGLE people are raring to go.
The dating app WooDate asked people how their dates and meet-ups have been recently, and the results were . . . not great.
55% of people said their dating lives are worse than before the pandemic . . . and 55% of that group say things have not improved as we’ve moved through, despite the vaccines and places opening up.
That said, the survey was conducted roughly a week before Christmas, when omicron really started surging. So it wasn’t the most optimistic time.
Overall, the average number of dates per month per person fell from 4.3 pre-Covid to 3.02 last month. That’s 29% fewer dates.
This is probably obvious, but the biggest challenges involve planning around pandemic rules and restrictions, including testing requirements . . . as well as unpredictable hours and availability.