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One of the last things on most people's mind is dating.  With the amount of tragedies, unfortunate coincidences, and likely curses floating around this year - it has to be low on the priority list.  That being said, I have been happily married for almost 14 years now so maybe I'm not the most in touch with the feelings of a single person struggling for human connection during this crazy pandemic.

Now, with the statewide mask order in effect and bars shut down until we move on to the next phase of reopening - it's almost impossible to go out on a date even if you do find someone.  What's a single-looking-to-mingle Louisiana resident to do?  WBRZ is reporting that Cox Communications and dating site MyCheekyDate may have come up with the perfect solution.

These 2 companies are playing pandemic matchmaker is a very unusual, but safe way - virtual speed dating.  The concept is simple: Meet eager singles from across the state from the comfort (and safety) of your own home!  Once you sign up, you'd enter a "main room," where everyone is mingling and having drinks before the speed dating rounds begin.  Once they do, and you match up with some you actually like - there's a button at the bottom of the screen so you can pursue any matches that you like.

The event is open to singles from ages 25-39 in the state of Louisiana, and it's free!  Sign up for the next event here.

Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic:

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