There’s Now A 'Love Is Blind'-Style Dating Game For Self-Isolating Singletons
If there's anything people just aren't speaking enough amid coronavirus it's the impact its having on the love lives of singletons.
Turns out, self-isolation is a real buzz kill for dating, while non-essential contact rules are killing our budding relationships near dead.
But there may be light in the darkness in the shape of Instagram dating game Love Is Quarantine.
Created by friends Thi Q Lam and Rance Nix, Love In Quarantine takes its cues from Love Is Blind, the hit Netflix show which enthralled the nation this year.
The idea is that singletons add their name, age and sexual preference to a massive Google spread sheet and Thi and Rance match them up for virtual dates.
But instead of a television studio, singletons have their dates over the phone (note: there's no knowing what they look like, just like in the Love Is Blind pods) and they then feedback as hundreds of fans follow the action on Instagram.
Just half an hour after conceiving the idea, Thi and Rance had created a website, spreadsheet and Instrgam page which now boasts over 12,000 followers.
"Who will you meet in the pandemic pods? A friend? A Lover? Who knows!? New dates every night!!!," reads the bio.
While the concept may have blown up, the friends assert they only started the whole thing for Love Is Blind star Mark Cuevas, who was jilted at the altar by Jessica Batten.
"We are waiting for Mark. We literally made this whole thing for Mark Cuevas," Thi, 27, told Metro.
"He's too busy working out, he's trying to do his own thing and I get it...
"He might as well give this a go."
Speaking to the outlet about going viral, Thi added: "We never thought this would ever happen. We started this as a joke, a joke that turned into execution that turned into virality that turned into actual matchmaking."
Love Is Blind producers, you'd be fools not to hire these guys.
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