Singles Forecast Top Dating Trends For 2021 – PRNewswire
- Apocalypsing (/ah-poc-a-lyps-ing): Treating every relationship like it’s your last and getting super serious with someone you just started dating. One-third of singles know someone who has done this, and Gen Z is all about Apocalypsing, with nearly 1/3 admitting to doing this themselves. Use case: Alex apocalypses every relationship — but who can blame him? This pandemic has shown us that you never know what’s going to happen, so might as well make things count!
- Maskerading (/mas-kuh-reyd-ing): Fronting that you care about COVID-19 safety precautions for optics or to impress a match. Turns out, one in five Gen Zers are maskerading in front of potential dates. Use case: She’s totally maskerading. She told me how important she thinks social distancing guidelines are, but I saw that her friend tagged her in a photo where she was at a party with a ton of people not wearing masks!
- Fauci-ing (/fau-chee-ing): Declining to date someone because you don’t feel they’re taking COVID-19 seriously enough. Dr. F is trying to keep us all safe and healthy, so naysayers who disregard his expert advice may fall victim to this trend. In fact, ¼ of people know someone who has declined a date because they felt someone wasn’t taking COVID-19 seriously. Use case: If I had a nickel for every time I fauci’d someone this year, I could pay off my student loans.
- Zoomlander-ing (/zoom-lan-der-ing): When a Zoom date spends the entire time checking themselves out in the camera instead of looking at the person they’re on