Matchmakers, profile pictures and philosophy: How the pandemic impacted dating in Vancouver

After nearly two years of pandemic restrictions requiring people to stay apart and making it difficult to form relationships, many are re-entering the dating scene.

In some cases, solitude encouraged people to make finding a partner a priority; in others, it’s just part of the return to normal life.

“The first connection is a whole thing where you have to initially assess somebody for the potential to form a bond or connection,” said author and philosophy professor Carrie Jenkins.

“We end up making these decisions really very quickly.”

But has dating changed since the spring of 2020? Can it go back to the way it was pre-COVID? And what makes it so difficult to

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