• More people are using online dating during the coronavirus pandemic, and users are sending more messages to connect with potential dates. 
  • From March to May, daily conversations increased 20% on Tinder.
  • Hinge, Plenty of Fish, and other dating apps have also seen spikes in new users, Business Insider previously reported. 
  • Jewelry retailer Shane Co. surveyed 1,000 Americans on their habits to dig deeper into what it’s like dating during the pandemic. 
  • These five charts show which apps are most popular, what types of profile photos people prefer, and whether users are open to video dating. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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