RTE.IE - May 18 - Hugh Redmond is the owner of 2Connect, a dating company which offers matchmaking, coaching and social events for singles. Redmond had been in the dating business for 17 years and his interest was first piqued when he went speed dating while living in the States. "Covid obviously has disconnected people," he says. "It's a combination of Covid and the fact that dating apps have just led to a rapidly growing community of disconnected, disinterested and disheartened singles." The lockdowns quashed all of the social events so Redmond moved the events online by developing a new platform to best suit his speed dating events needs. "It's kind of like a Zoom experience, except you get a personal room for every date."