Sparks Fly on Virtual Dates, but Not So Much in Real Life
When Casey Boykins, a 24-year-old Brooklyn actress, first started dating Allie, a 26-year-old actress, in March, the chemistry between them was undeniable. The two women had met two weeks before at the Magnet Theater Training Center in Manhattan, when both were cast in the same play. But before they got a chance to connect outside of work, the coronavirus lockdown sent Ms. Boykins to quarantine in Chicago with her father. She decided to message Allie on Instagram and spark a conversation that she hoped would result in a relationship.