Dating goes hybrid, a mix of online and offline
After being single through the pandemic, Shamita Kulkarni, a French translator in Delhi, decided to give dating a go again about six months ago. Double vaxxed, date night outfits all set and with masks to match, she felt ready to dive back into the dating pool. What she had not anticipated, though, was FODA—the ‘fear of dating again’. Unsure about her online dating skills, it took her another month to set up her Tinder profile and enter the dating circuit.