55 per cent of Bumble daters are now seeking long-term relationships

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

More than half of online daters are seeking long-term relationships after the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, according to a survey. Dating app Bumble, which is known for letting putting'women first', estimates that 52 per cent of its UK users will seek a steady partner post-social distancing. The survey results suggest 55 per cent of UK Bumble users are also seeking more meaningful relationships online after experiencing loneliness during lockdown. 'Pre-dating' video chats – a feature launched last year that lets users meet online before an in-person date – has also seen more than a 40 per cent rise in lockdown. This shift to video to meet people during lockdown has left a lasting imprint and is'here to stay', the app's developer has said.