Utah ranks high for dating app popularity during COVID-19

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in Americans everyday normal. For some that normal includes social interaction, but that’s not easy to do when there’s a statewide social distancing mandate.

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Luckily we live in a digital age and dating apps are almost the standard when it comes to meeting someone new.

According to a new map put together by forevermoments.com, based on recent geotagged Twitter data, Utahns are spending a lot of down time “swiping” right…or left.

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Over 80,000 tweets were tracked along with hashtags about dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Match and OkCupid.

The beehive state was ranked number 1 on their list, among other states.

  1. Utah
  2. Nevada
  3. Iowa
  4. Vermont
  5. Hawaii
  6. Alaska
  7. Texas
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Illinois
  10. California
Courtesy: Forever Moments

Clearly, app popularity has exploded while people are in quarantine.

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