However, the duo quickly realized that OKZoomer could be the real deal. “In person and on campus, a lot of people are afraid to shoot their shot or flirt,” Jorge Valdez, Ileana’s brother (who helped build the site), told Rolling Stone. “But when it comes to this, it’s kind of liberating because potentially you don’t have to be seeing these people you’re talking to once you go back to school or back to where you’re living.
How it works: Users sign up with an accredited university email (yes, you must be a current college student to join), fill out the website’s form, and get ready to match.
And it’s known as OKZoomer. “As the world moves towards practicing social distancing, our social lives don’t have to suffer,” the website states. “Whether you are looking for love or just interested in finding new friends, OKZoomer is here to connect you.
It’s simple: Women have to message first. “Women are 2. 5x more likely to get a response than men if they initiate,” OkCupid shared in 2015. “If you’re a woman who sends the first message, not only are you more likely to get more responses in general, but you’ll be having conversations with more attractive guys.
Tinder announced it’s now offering its premium Passport feature, typically between $9. 99 and $19. 99 per month, free to all of its users.
On March 10, online dating giant OkCupid released a survey of its users and their reaction to the coronavirus and online dating.
The feature offers the option to swipe left or right on anyone on the app anywhere in the world. “Our hope is that you use the Passport feature to virtually transport yourself out of self-quarantine to anywhere in the world,” the company said in a statement. “You can check in on folks in their hometown, college town, or sister city, and find those across the world who are going through the same things.
Price: The service offers a free option; however, users can upgrade to premium for $9. 95 for one month, $7. 95 per month for three months, or $4. 95 per month for six months.
However, if you’re a person over 40 looking for matches who are also over the age of 40, there is no better place to be than Match. Not only is it a true O. G. when it comes to dating websites, but it also boasts an impressive over-40 user base.
All you need to do is set up a bio, fill out a few questions about your lifestyle and dating habits so the algorithm can find you a few compatible humans, set up your parameters (age demographic, sexual orientation), then start chatting.
Luckily, dating sites and apps appear to be adapting at a rapid clip to help fill the need for human connection even when everyone is stuck inside.
Not only are students having to adapt to online classes and seeing graduations get canceled, but they’re also missing out on what could arguably be the best social years of their lives. Dating included.
Find love right from your couch. 💕 https://t.co/TQ2LSmDZF0— Glamour (@glamourmag) March 25, 2020