A close up of a hand holding an iPhone talking to someone on a dating app.

In lieu of hitting the bars or hanging out with friends, already popular dating apps and websites have become even more of a go-to for Iowans hoping to date safely during the pandemic. Ben Collins / unsplash

October 12, 2020

Dating can be a daunting task in the best of times. Add in a highly contagious virus and all of the social, emotional, and health concerns that go along with it, and things get even harder.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, Iowans share their stories of searching for, (and maybe even finding,) love during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kayla Fitzke, a relationship and well-being researcher and assistant professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program at the University of Iowa College of Education, joins Charity Nebbe to discuss how best to navigate conversations around health, consent, and commitment while dating in the new normal.
To hear the entire program, which also includes several people sharing their first-person experiences, visit Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa website.