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Love in the time of coronavirus: dating apps buck the downward ad spend trend- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Before the turn of the century, the thought of linking up with a stranger on a mobile app would have been unimaginable. Fast-forward to the present day, and platforms like Tinder, Bumble, Happn, Grindr and Hinge sit unashamedly on the phone screens of millions of singletons. When the pandemic hit, many questioned how dating apps […]

Dating, a talk show and a dominatrix: Animal Crossing gamers explore new horizons during pandemic | Life and style – Blog – Emails

As shelter in place orders around the world have left many people trapped at home indefinitely, some have found a new place to meet up: inside the digital world of wildly popular Nintendo game Animal Crossing. Released in late March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly became the top game in the US. In it, users […]

Love bytes: how a video game is preparing my boyfriend and me for living together | Life and style – Blog – Emails

“I’m going to the mines!” says a voice through my laptop. It’s my partner, Joel – albeit a pixelated version of him. I see him move swiftly out of the screen as I go back to my task of chopping down an oak tree, searching for wood and sap. It’s an ordinary mid-pandemic night and […]