Coronavirus: Man who asked neighbour out using drone wears protective bubble for first date


Man who went viral after asking neighbour out via drone goes on first date (Twitter)

‘Just because we have to social distance doesn’t mean we have to be socially distant’ 

With much of the world confined to their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, there has not been a lot of opportunities for dating

However, quarantine didn’t stop one man from Brooklyn, New York, who managed to find a way to ask his neighbour on a date despite being confined to his apartment – thanks to a drone and a handwritten note. 

Last week, Jeremy Cohen went viral on social media after he shared a video of his initial interaction with his neighbour, whom he first spotted dancing on top of a nearby roof. 

“I needed to say hi to her,” Cohen says in the video, explaining that he waved from his balcony and she waved back. The clip has since been viewed more than 6.1m times. 

Cohen then wrote his number on a piece of paper and attached it to his drone, which he flew down to where the woman, later identified as Tori Cignarella, was sitting. An hour later, he received a text from Cignarella.

“I can’t believe this actually worked and yes this is a real story,” Cohen captioned the video.

Despite social distancing restrictions enforced on the city, the new relationship didn’t end there – as the unlikely couple has since managed to go on two dates. 

According to an update shared to Cohen’s social media profiles, his and Cignarella’s first date occurred via FaceTime and their roofs, with each setting the mood with a meal laid out on a white tablecloth.

“So we got on FaceTime and ate our matching organic microwavable dinners together,” Cohen said in the second update, explaining that he’d secretly coordinated with Cignarella’s roommate to set the date up.

“Part two. Her name is Tori. She’s cute and kind and I’m so happy I met her,” Cohen wrote.

The couple has since managed to go on their first in-person date, according to an update shared by Cohen. 

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