‘Playlisting’ is the COVID dating trend you need to know about

We’ve all heard of ‘ghosting’, ‘breadcrumbing’ and ‘cuffing’ but there’s a new pandemic dating trend around that singletons should probably know about.

While people are readjusting to meeting people online during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be finding it difficult to form any sort of meaningful connections with another person.

And with trends like ‘playlisting’ around, it’s no wonder.

Playlisting refers to a person who schedules multiple video dates for the same night, according to EliteSingles, who conducted a study of 1,090 singletons to find out about their dating habits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study found that 11% of those singletons were actually aware of being playlisted while 31% said they have or would playlist a date.

While many people had never had an online date in their lives before, 48% now say they’d be up for jumping online for a virtual meetup.

Interestingly, it also asked singletons what they expect when they meet up for someone for a date.While it’s not clear in which country the study took place, 58% said they would flat-out refuse to date someone who didn’t wear a mask while 63% said they insist on wearing a mask on all dates. Lindsey Metselaar, dating expert and host of the We Met at Acme podcast, previously spoke with Yahoo Lifestyle about how to best navigate the dating game during social distancing and self-isolation.
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