Man In Coronavirus Lockdown Flirts With Neighbor, Gets Date Using Drone

By Dave Basner

March 24, 2020

With the coronavirus upon us and many states telling residents not to leave their homes, it's a pretty hard time to meet someone to date. Well one man in Brooklyn found a unique way to strike up a relationship with a female neighbor, and he documented it all in a 30 second TikTok video.

In the clip, 28-year-old photographer Jeremy Cohen shows a girl on the roof of a building across the street from him. He explains, "I looked out my window and saw this girl dancing, perhaps to a TikTok song." He waved at her and she waved back, so he ran into his apartment, grabbed a marker, paper and tape, and attached his number to his drone. He flew it over to her and not long after he got a text for her.

Jeremy told the New York Post, "I thought she was really cute from far away. During this quarantine, I think everyone is fiending for social interaction. I was like, 'Oh my god, a girl! I haven't seen one for so long!'"

Cohen explained that flirting is "normally daunting" for him but that he is also a hopeless romantic. He stated, "2020 has been off to a terrible start, but I still needed to shoot my shot. She picked up my drone and I guess it worked."

The cute girl is 28-year-old Tori Cignarella and we'll have to wait for Jeremy's next post to find out what happened. He wrote on Instagram that "Part 2 is underway," but as yet, there is no word on what it will show. However, he did say, "I have asked her out on a date, but we have to figure out what it will be. I have an idea but I can't say it yet. It's not going to be in-person."

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Jeremy is using his viral fame to bring attention and contributions to Help Main Street, which lets people buy gift cards for small businesses, and Feeding America, a food bank organization. He explained, "I don't want to be selfish. I am just trying to use this for some good."

Follow Jeremy on TikTok here.

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