Why experts say pandemic dating may ‘lead to more stable relationships’

Quarantining and social distancing may not seem romantic, but some data indicates that some people are thinking about dating more than before.

Tinder recorded its highest single day of swiping this year, while Bumble hit a milestone of 100 million users. Some apps, like Hinge, are integrating new features, like in-app video chatting, to help people connect online.

Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and the chief science advisor at, has studied love and relationships for 40 years and she told TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager that the pandemic has led to a major change on dating apps.

“This pandemic has led to more conversations, on all of the dating sites actually, more meaningful conversations, more self-disclosure, more intimacy (and) less anxiety about sex and money,” she said Monday on TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, adding that she thinks the pandemic may have actually improved the modern dating world for

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