Everything started with a "hi".
Quite late at night, when Sadia was watching a film on Netflix, her phone buzzed.
At first, she thought someone is messaging in one of the many girl groups, where Sadia is also a member.
These messenger groups never seem to sleep or do any other chore rather than sharing some makeup and beauty tips, memes and quotes on strong women, and "appis" are nowadays showing off their cooking skills, as the lockdown has brought their
dress business to a standstill.
Sadia decided to continue watching her film. But a moment later, she picked up her phone, went on Facebook to find a friend request and a message on her spam folder: "hi".
She thought for a moment and then replied with a "hello". The conversations picked up and time ran faster then light. The other person is Tonmoy, currently the only person in the world that Sadia wants to see in person as soon as the lockdown is over.
Ever since the country went indoors to observe social distancing since end of March this year, people are spending way more time on the internet. This includes (of course) binge watching, posting and sharing news, memes and throwback pictures on social media, and dating sites.
The use of dating apps like tinder has increased in the last few days as people are now locked in their homes and are restricted from socialising.
During the lockdowns, many are meeting each other on such platforms, and some like Tonmoy and Sadia are also coming closer yet keep the social distance between them.
Recently, another lockdown love story went viral on social media.
A resident of Brooklyn, New York recorded himself hacking his way into getting into contact with a woman he spotted on a nearby rooftop amidst the state being under lockdown and netizens are cheering for their "love story".
Jeremy Cohen, posted the clip on TikTok giving his number to the woman using his drone and shared the video on Twitter with the caption: "I can't believe this actually worked, and yes this is a real story." The 30-second clip starts with the title: "A story about a quarantined cutie."
There are many stories like this, blooming amid the worldwide lockdowns.
So, lockdowns are not that bad, is it?