Bumble Adds Social Distance Dating Options

Ever since the CDC began recommending social distancing, singles have been trying to figure out how to date with the limitations. Getting to know a potential match on a FaceTime call or from a distance of six feet is a whole new world, but they’re making the most of it.

Now that restrictions are easing, some people are ready to go on socially distanced dates, while others are still more comfortable sticking to virtual dates and if you’re not on the same page as your match, it can get a little awkward. But Bumble is here to help.

  • The dating app has new social distance dating preferences that let users make it clear what kind of date they’re comfortable with currently. Back in April, Bumble launched a "Virtual Dating" badge,which appears only on the profiles of users who are open to video chats.
  • And since this is the app that always lets women make the first move, ladies will see a video and phone icon on their screen with all matches, while men only get the option to use these features when their match reaches out.

And now Bumble is making it even easier to date in the time of coronavirus by letting users specify if they’re down for virtual dates, socially distanced dates with masks, or socially distanced dates without masks. That way you know up front what your match is up for and you can change your answer if your comfort level changes later.

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