The destruction wreaked by the Chinese Wuhan Virus did not end with the deaths; it also apparently killed intimacy with young Americans.
As a result of the pandemic and social distancing, 55% of young, single Americans turned to technology to be sexually intimate. As the country begins to reopen, new insights from dating app Plenty of Fish show that while 42% of singles are open to physical intimacy after the pandemic and are eager to meet new people, two-thirds will continue to be just as virtually connected after the pandemic as they were during, relying on video chats (61%), sexting (54%) and phone sex (47%).
Twenty years from now, America will be a barren, childless wasteland which will resemble the current states of Britain, France, and Germany. Considering who their parents will be, that’s probably a good thing.
According to the study, 64% of singles said being virtually intimate during the pandemic changed what they consider intimacy to be. Nearly 6 in 10 (57%) respondents now place higher value on other types of intimacy, like emotional or intellectual intimacy, while 45% find less value in physical connection.
Who in their right minds would be satisfied with “virtual intimacy?” Sending texts to a partner is nothing like being there and exploring each other’s body. I do not understand this generation at all.