The COVID 19 pandemic outbreak caused drastic changes all around the world. It seems to everybody that the world has stopped from a social point of view. The only thing left to us to communicate and socialize on a higher level is the social media platforms. For sure, there must be a different view of how things function between the older and the younger generation, but millennials just went a step further and we will share one such story with our fans.
Since the lockdown started on a global scale, people were struggling to fill their free time with things that are both useful and interesting. The social gatherings seem to be the biggest issue, especially for those cultures where social aspects represent a model of review. For instance, in some countries in Southern Europe it is hard to separate people from each other, so social distancing is harder because people over there tend to socialize more.
In some other countries, for instance, such as the UK (considered to be the loneliness capital of the world) people do not have a normal and healthy level of socialization even during normal times. The new-age millennials found a good way to satisfy everybody and bring something new in the world of social media.
Namely, Independent made interesting research about this topic and the effects caused by the quarantine. There is an existing project called- Love is Quarantine and it is inspired by the hit reality series Love is Blind. Social media sites and dating apps such as Bumble, reported 35% increase in the average number of messages sent. On Tinder and even other not so popular dating apps, it is almost the same increase in activity of over 30%. This is normal because people have more free time, so they can write more messages and the urge for communication might be increased.
However, the best thing that comes here is a LOCKED HOUSEPARTY CONVERSATION. Oh, yes… Things go this far and the dating apps will not waste their time until they make this a true brand of its own.
“As we are now entering the initial phase of physical distancing, we’re expecting these and other user behavior trends to evolve as more and more people are looking for ways to engage in one-on-one virtual connections,” a Bumble spokesperson tells The Independent.
This means that dating apps will ensure larger possibilities to find a one-on-one partner in bigger groups. Facetime and other apps are also working on this. The research continues to discover that the youngsters around 20 years old actually love the idea.
In fact, the younger generation sees this as an opportunity to expand the horizons. According to many of them, virtual and long-distance relationships should not be unpopular or misunderstood. The technology is seen only as a tool to open a larger spectrum of possibilities and options.