As singles can't safely find ways to safely connect with others who are looking to date, they are turning to dating apps and even virtual dating shows. LoveCast describes itself as an interactive virtual dating experience and it relies on the audience pairing couples together. Viewers are also invited along on the virtual dates on YouTube Live and can convene in a digital afterparty afterwards.
LoveCast hosted its first episode on YouTube in early April and the interactive series is continuing to attract audiences who are looking for community and more authenticity than heavily produced reality dating shows. To appear on the next episode of the show, locals in the D.C. area are invited to apply on LoveCast's website by providing a short video introduction.