Has COVID-19 Changed Dating Game Forever?


In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, dating apps saw a surge in usage. In March 2020, Dating.com reported online dating was up 82%. Forbes reports that from March to May 2020, OkCupid saw dates increase by 700%. 

With more people using platforms such as Zoom or Bubble video calls to go on first dates, the question remains: Has dating changed forever? 

While online dating serves a purpose, nothing can replace being with someone physically, a point even U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made during a recent video produced by the dating app Hinge. 

On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss Murthy’s COVID-19 dating advice and how COVID-19 may have affected the way young people get to know one another. 

Also on today’s show, we discuss celebrities Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s recent engagement, and why rapper Kanye West officially changed his name to “Ye.” Plus, we break down what lessons we can learn from a crime committed in Philadelphia last week. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”

Listen to the podcast below. 

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