As originally reported by Matt Villano and featured on CNN.
(CNN) Nothing is certain in the world of dating. But for Poornima Ravishankar, a lawyer from northern New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic has brought an unexpected twist.
A boyfriend. Whom she’s only seen in person once. And whom she’s never touched. The duo met on Bumble, and their courtship started slowly. First came FaceTime drinks — whiskey for him, Champagne with a bourbon chaser for her. Then they graduated to watching the “High Fidelity” on Hulu, he in his place and she at hers. Along the way they’ve texted and chatted for hours on end.
Finally, more than two months after meeting for the first time, Ravishankar and her new “(sort of) boyfriend” finally agreed to meet up in real life for a hike at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. The two hiked a few miles. They talked. The entire three hours they were together, the lovebirds stayed 6 feet apart. And they had a blast.