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The pandemic re-wrote a lot of love stories. Some members from ‘Team Single’ realised that they want to meet ‘The One’, some from ‘Team Taken’ took stock of what’s important and some simply worked on themselves. As it has now become easier to date, Britons are ready to put a fresh new mindset to the test to find their amore.
A new ‘The Way We Are Now 2021’ report by eharmony – in collaboration with the charity Relate – explores the state of love and relationships as we emerge from the pandemic. The new data shows lockdown has not hindered romance as two-fifths (42%) confess they’ve been in short but intense relationships since the ease of restrictions whereas four in 10 (39%) are now ready to meet ‘The One’.
The pandemic has clearly led to a period of reflection which saw many singles make themselves a priority. Close to a quarter (23%) say they use self-help resources including books, online quizzes or advice from wellness influencers more than they did pre the Covid-19 pandemic. Interestingly, single respondents aged 18–34 were more likely than any other age group to focus on self-help in these ways (32%).
Aston spoke to Rachael Lloyd, dating expert from eHarmony to discuss the report and how the pandemic has changed the nation’s mindset when it comes to dating.
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