This New Myers & Briggs App Makes Dating Fun During Social Distancing

It matches you with compatible Myers & Briggs personality types.

Naturally, social distancing will come easier to us introverts than to our extroverted counterparts. On some level, it’s a relief to have all our social obligations canceled and to go about daily life with minimal interruption. That said, it’s one thing to choose to stay home, and another thing entirely to be forced to stay home. Self-isolation will, of course, be hard at times even for us “quiet ones.” 

Since the deadly outbreak of the virus, nearly every aspect of our lives has been turned upside down — including finding love. Not being able to meet someone in person presents challenges in some ways, but also opportunities. The good news is you don’t have to put your search for love entirely on hold during this time.

I’m the co-founder of So Syncd, the first-of-its-kind dating app and website that matches you based on your Myers & Briggs personality type. Lately, we’ve actually seen an increase in the amount of time people have been spending on the site — even introverts. So, here’s why you can — and should — keep dating, even during social distancing.

Why (and How) to Keep Dating During Social Distancing

1. It combats loneliness.

Introverts still need human connection — just in smaller doses and in different ways. People now have more time to spend getting to know one another. Platforms like mine can help you meet like-minded people and make meaningful connections from a safe distance. 

Our independent research has found that 53% of people are feeling lonelier since the outbreak of the virus, and over half of our survey respondents felt that dating apps help relieve this loneliness. We’ve seen people spending significantly longer on So Syncd recently, so please know that you are not alone; there are other people who want to connect during this tricky period. People are more in need than ever of human connection, and it’s much easier to get through this challenging time with the support of others. 

Jenny Ella, a dating coach, says, “Introverts may find online dating a softer, easier start during lockdown. The need to maintain social distance means we’re going back to old-fashioned dating for a bit…building a stronger emotional connection first. Getting to know each other a little better before we physically meet up is a slower start, so it’s great if you feel more comfortable taking baby steps online dating before meeting in person.”

2. Video calling is almost like a real date.

There are a number of great video calling options out there. We’re in the process of integrating video calling at So Syncd to help people connect under these unique circumstances.

If you want to shake things up a bit, use the Houseparty app via exchanging usernames. You can even play fun games together like Heads Up! or compete in trivia quizzes, making it almost like an in-person date. You can also use go-to video apps like FaceTime, Zoom, or WhatsApp. 

3. Limitations will make you more creative.

Contrary to popular belief, psychologists have found that constraints can actually encourage creativity. Just because you can’t meet in person doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and make meaningful connections. Use this time as an opportunity to be more innovative about how you date.

Cook a meal together via video call, then sit down with candles, wine and a shared Spotify playlist for a romantic virtual dinner. You can play all sorts of games, learn a dance together, or have a virtual picnic from your garden. Further down the line, you could send a bottle of wine and flowers to your beau as a surprise. For introverts, who naturally think outside the box, the possibilities are endless.

4. It’s a great time to polish up your dating profile.

Creating a good online dating profile is not an easy task, but you can now spend time refining your existing profile or creating a new one from scratch.

Jenny adds, “One of the silver linings of being in lockdown is that many of us now have more time to write ourselves a good profile and get some photos together. It’s the perfect opportunity to either get started with online dating or fine-tune your current profile.”

Want to Connect with Like-Minded People Right Now?

Join So Syncd for free today. We’re revolutionizing the way people date by pairing couples who have just the right amount of similarities to “get” each other — and just the right amount of differences to create that spark. 

When you sign up, you’ll have the option to take our short assessment to find out your personality type, or if you know your type already, you can skip this part. You then have the option to search for specific personality types on your own, or you can let us work out who we think you’ll best click with. Either way, you get a compatibility percentage for each person, can search for people in any location, can see who has liked you, and get a list of suggested matches.

Start meeting like-minded people today and stop wasting time on bad dates. You can sign up for free from anywhere in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android. Sign up here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This post was sponsored by So Syncd.

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Jess, an INFP, is the co-founder of So Syncd, a dating app and website that matches partners based on their Myers-Briggs personality types. She and her sister are on a mission to make dating more meaningful, fun, and successful. She loves the beach, stacks of pancakes, and people who are good with directions.