Turns out, this pattern is surprisingly common amid the pandemic. Case in point: A new trend called “apocalypsing” is on the rise, according to dating service Plenty of Fish, which polled more than 2,000 singles. Apocalypsing, according to POF, consists of treating every relationship like it’s your last. You meet someone you’re infatuated with and then — bada bing, bada boom — suddenly you’re super serious, firmly established in each others’ COVID bubbles, and ready to plan your life together. One-third of singles POF polled said they know someone who’s done this. Gen Z is particularly prone to it, with nearly a third admitting to the trend.
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