Wondering how to look your best for a virtual date? You’re not alone.
The pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down.
What was once done in person must now be done online.
And even though it feels as though the pandemic is creeping towards a close many of the old-new ways of doing things are sticking around.
One of those new norms that will outlast COVID-19 is virtual dating.
After the pandemic hit, dating apps experienced a surge in usage.
Match Group, the company that owns apps such as Tinder, Hinge, and OkCupid experienced a 15% increase in new users during the second quarter of 2020.
Just after the pandemic started in March, Tinder recorded its highest single-day swipe total at 3 billion. Perhaps Americans couldn’t see each other but that didn’t mean they’d stop getting their flirt on, even if it meant only seeing each other online.
As the world rapidly changed, so have our dating habits.
One noticeable habit that changed and looks like it’s here to stay is that of video dating. Dating via Zoom, FaceTime, or the video calling features within dating apps themselves have all surged.
Bumble reported a 70% increase in video calls from March to May of 2020.
But just because the mediums and styles we use to date have changed rapidly doesn’t mean we’ve been able to keep up.
Virtual dating via FaceTime and the like is just, well, weird.
You can’t hug hello, read non-verbal cues as well, or give her an end-of-date smooch should the date have gone well.
This new norm is a puzzling one, which is why we’re here to help.
We’ve consulted with personal stylists and dating coaches to help you figure out one of the most crucial aspects of virtual dating; how to dress.
So in this article, we’ll give you the fashion advice you need to look your best for a virtual date.
How to Look Your Best for a Virtual Date
Growing it out a bit has never been so fashionable.
I mean, and why not?
It’s not like you’re seeing anyone important right?
Well, that was the case and might still be. But if you’re trying to woo a lovely lady via a virtual date, you might want to rethink that attitude.