NEW YORK TIMES - Dec 8 - At the beginning of the pandemic, many singles turned to video dating. Some daters felt instant attraction online, but no chemistry in person. "Video gives us just one view of someone," said Dr. Jacqueline Mendez, a licensed marriage-family therapist and certified sex therapist in LA. "There's a missing piece of the energy of the physicality of the person. So what ends up happening is that we start developing a fantasy of this person, just given the information that we have." Another disadvantage of video dating is the inability to see a person's full body and gestures.