Masks On, Attraction Up? The Surprising Dating Trend of the Pandemic

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The pandemic changed a lot, including how we connect online. In ‘What’s Trending’, host Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and Dr. Cortina Peters discuss a recent study that found wearing a mask in dating profile photos actually increased attraction.

Health as a Priority

Wearing a mask signaled that someone takes their health, and potentially the health of others, seriously. This translated to attractiveness during a time of uncertainty.

A Little Bit of Mystery

Masks added an element of intrigue to dating profiles. It allowed for more focus on personality or a captivating bio before being swayed by appearance.

Slowing Things Down

Not seeing a whole face right away might have given people the chance to build a connection based on conversation rather than a rapid judgment based on looks.

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