Bumble Says That Most Of Its Canadian Singles Are Hornier Now That They're Out Of Lockdown

But more users are apparently looking for something more long-term than just a hook-up!

Staff Writer
Dating During COVID Looks Way Different After Lockdowns, Bumble Says

The pandemic didn't just change the way Canadians live — it's apparently changed the way they love, too. According to a recent survey of almost 1,000 Canadians who use the dating app Bumble, Canucks are leaving their lockdowns with more lust than before.

Bumble says that 56% of surveyed Canadians are looking to be more sexually active when dating during COVID-19, one of several changes in how single people in the country are now approaching their love lives.

With plenty of alone time over the past year, 45% of Canadian respondents feel more confident about what they want from their potential partner, Bumble says.

When factoring in responses from all over the world, Bumble says 20% of respondents are planning to express their sexuality differently than they did a year ago, and apparently, men are more open to sexual experimentation than women are.

Finally, 14% of Canadian Bumble users say they're taking "more ownership of their sexual pleasure" — possibly because they've had a full year of being the only people responsible for that sort of thing.

Nicole Haley, a dating and relationships coach, told Narcity that people participating in pandemic dating are generally taking things slower and taking time to get to know someone — a sentiment backed up by Bumble's survey responses.

"Folks in our community aren't in a rush to casually hook up, but rather [are] in search of something more meaningful," Clare O'Connor, head of editorial content at Bumble, said in a press release. "They're more intentional when they interact with potential partners, and focused on compatibility."

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer