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Sheril Kirshenbaum is an associate research scientist at Michigan State University and author of “The Science of Kissing,” a book that explores why and how humans kiss.
As more people turn to online dating during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirshenbaum says that most couples who meet up in person will probably not be a great match.
Our senses of touch, taste, and especially smell play a huge role in who we fall for — things that are impossible to gauge through a online chat or phone call.
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For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during stay-at-home orders, it’s been like swimming in a version of Netflix’s reality series “Love is Blind.”

In the show, contestants must get engaged before ever actually meeting one another in person. And while a lockdown engagement might be a bit extreme, it’s entirely possible that two people have grown to really like one another over the previous weeks and months. Maybe it started with a match on a dating app, followed by flirting over text. Then came regularly scheduled Zoom dates. Perhaps they’ve even started envisioning a future together.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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