Modern love: A good connection


Martin Vu, Editor

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Sabre Voice) – Since March, movie dates have not been an option because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing your significant other to see the latest craze was no longer available in person. There was however, one alternative: online. 

As COVID-19 quickly changed everyday life, the online lifestyle became the new standard, even though it had always been prevalent 

Since the 1960s, the Internet was rapidly changing the world. Online shopping, online streaming, and now online learning, the Internet has demonstrated its importance. However, there is one more thing that has slowly made its way online: dating. 

 Online dating is also known as e-dating. The letter E is similar to the idea of eSports, meaning electronic. Googling the term e-dating will get searches the answer: “Noun. The Internet equivalent of a date; the process of getting to know someone, with a view to romance, via instant messages or other computerized communication.”  

With everything moving online, e-daters have many resources to create these strong relationships. One of the most notorious factors that assisted in e-dating was the “Passport” feature for Tinder. The Tinder Passport allowed for individuals to connect with singles from all over the world. This feature is usually available for Tinder Plus members, but in April and May, the feature became available for everyone. Confined at home, those who used Tinder had the opportunity to meet and swipe on others around the world. 

Sites and applications such as Discord, Netflix Party, and Rabbit (now known as Kast) allowed people to connect and voice chat online. Want to watch a new show or movie with someone special, but at the same time stay safe at home during this pandemic? Well, these sources are perfectThe old method of using Facetime while playing a video at the same time is no longer an issue. These applications allow for highquality screen shares where people can watch movies and shows together over different devices. 

Many might ask, is e-dating worth it? Honestly, e-dating is just the early stages that lead to a long-distance relationship. Like all relationships, long-distance works with the right person. With enough effort, love, and support from both sides, online relationships can be just as beautiful as any other relationship.