RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The relaxation of quarantine, with the reopening of establishments such as bars and restaurants, has encouraged users of relationship apps to start dating again. A survey of the Inner Circle app with keywords used by Brazilian users showed a 420 percent increase in references to "meet in person" and a 500 percent increase in "eye to eye" in early August compared to the last days of March.
Among the potential meeting venues, there was also an increase in "in my place" (205 percent), café (190 percent), lunch (178 percent), dinner (164 percent) and park (141 percent . . .