[Ed. – When you get right down to it, the human species isn’t very interesting when taken by sample, moment to moment. Go figure: “Pandemic affects approaches to dating.”]
“Fauci-ing” is when a couple breaks up because there’s various levels of comfort with it comes to COVID-19 precautions or when an individual won’t even consider going on a date with someone that is not taking the pandemic seriously enough.
“How seriously someone takes this pandemic is actually a good indicator of his or her values,” says relationship expert and author Andrea Syrtash. …
The dating app plenty of plenty of fish included the term on its annual list of dating trends to watch out for in 2021. Singles should also be aware of ‘masquerading,’ or when someone pretends to take the pandemic or mask-wearing seriously in order to date a more cautious target. There’s also ‘apocalypsing’ where you get too serious too soon because it seems like every relationship could be your last.