Matchmaker Services: Can They Help Reduce Loneliness During COVID-19?

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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people around the world have been experiencing extreme isolation and loneliness — particularly if they are living alone. For some folks, these feelings have pushed them to find a significant other, even if that means meeting prospective partners exclusively on apps and setting up virtual dates. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has reshaped the way we date and view relationship benchmarks, but it may have also rekindled single folks’ interest in matchmaking services. Sure, a traditional matchmaker may not be as mainstream as Bumble or Tinder, but such services have seen an uptick in business, especially among clients who want a lasting relationship as opposed to something more casual.