So what do you do when you’re a 30-year-old single Black woman looking for forever in the middle of an endless pandemic? You take your talents online.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a millennial, which means I’ve been on my fair share of dating apps, including the usual suspects such as Tinder and Bumble (my current choice). However, before Governor Newsome enacted California’s “Shelter in Place” order last month, my online dating experience was more of an occasional dabble. I would log on, peruse the stacks of handsome and seemingly normal male homo sapiens in my area, and promptly log back out. Between my job, family and friends, there really wasn’t much time to tend to the messages. Then the world shut down. Suddenly, not only did I have the time, but I actually yearned for human contact. A rarity for an introvert like me. I decided I would give the apps another go around, more hopeful that I could actually find a mate because, well, we can’t leave the house. This means people actually have to have conversations. Pick up the phone. Make an effort. Well…kinda.