Feeling pretty lonely in the COVID-19 quarantine? Is a solo "Netflix and chill" simply not doing it for you anymore?
Well, worry no further - Everyone's favorite dating app, Tinder, has unveiled a brand new feature that allows you to swipe all over the world in the search for self-isolation love.
Keep scrolling for the full details on this ground-breaking new feature...
We're living in the digital era of dating.
via: GettyLong gone are the days where you meet your soul mate out in a bar or in your local coffee shop... These days, true love is found online.
Finding a partner is now at the tip of your fingers...
via: GettyLiterally. There are endless dating websites and apps out there that line-up and display potential love interests from your local area.
You can quite literally browse through your prospective partners.
via: GettyJust as casually as you would while browsing for groceries at the supermarket.
All you need to do is select your best photograph...
via: GettyAnd boom! You've met someone, all at the touch of a button (or the swipe of a screen, in some instances).
A staggering number of relationships are started online these days.
via: GettyAnd, as of 2017, forty percent of Americans admitted to meeting their partner or spouse online.
So, obviously, the online method of finding love is doing something right.
via: GettyBut, with its many pros, comes its many cons.
Online dating doesn't exist without its risks.
via: GettyMeeting up with strangers off the internet has always carried with it a negative stigma, and it isn't difficult to see why.
It can be incredibly dangerous.
via: GettyAnd many of us can't help but feel uneasy when meeting up with a total stranger for the first time.
But, in today's current climate...
via: GettyThere's an even bigger issue surrounding the whole prospect of online dating.
It's the fact that we're all in self-isolation.
via: GettyWell, most of us are. The COVID-19 pandemic that's currently sweeping the globe has put many major cities in full lockdown, including their inhabitants.
Millions of people are currently quarantined in their own homes.
via: GettyIn a last-ditch attempt to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly virus, world leaders have ordered people to self-isolate for at least 2 weeks.
And, here in the States, thousands of us are currently in self-isolation.
via: GettyHow on earth are us singletons supposed to find love now?
And even for those who aren't required to self-isolate...
via: GettyHundreds of bars, cafes, and restaurants have closed their doors, with hundreds more set to follow suit in the following weeks. So, that's all the ideal first-date options thrown out of the window.
It's a dire situation in the quest to find love.
via: GettyWell, it was until Tinder stepped in.
Yep, Tinder is once again here to save the day.
via: ShutterstockEveryone's favorite dating app, Tinder, has come forward with a revolutionary new feature that could possibly end everyone's quarantine woes.
The ingenious team at Tinder has recognized that, during the COVID-19 pandemic...
via: ShutterstockSingletons may be struggling to connect with people a little more than they usually would.
So they have decided to expand their swipe-left, swipe-right feature.
via: ShutterstockStarting next week, Tinder's ever-so-desired Passport feature will be free for all users up until April 30th.
But what exactly is the Passport feature?
via: ShutterstockTinder's Passport is a paid feature usually reserved for Tinder Plus & Gold subscribers, and enables swipers to search by city or drop a pin on the map anywhere in the world.
But, for a limited time only...
via: ShutterstockTinder's Passport will be made available to everyone. Writing on their website, Tinder explained: "In these trying times, while we all know we need to stay home, this doesn’t mean we have to be alone with our thoughts. Having someone to talk to can make a world of difference. And that’s why we decided that starting next week we’ll make our Passport feature, free to everyone, everywhere through April 30th."
The dating service hopes that people will find some solace out of the feature...
via: Shutterstock"Our hope is that you use the Passport feature to virtually transport yourself out of self-quarantine to anywhere in the world. 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. If nothing else, you can learn how to say “hey" in another language." Though I have a feeling some people may use it for other things... A global, unsolicited d*ck pic, anyone?
What're you waiting for?
via: ShutterstockGet swiping! Your long-lost Spanish soul mate is out there waiting for you... Maybe...
But do you usually struggle in the digital quest for love?
via: GettyWell, we may have the answer for you. Keep scrolling to hear what puts most people off when swiping through Tinder profiles...