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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci listens during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump signed the H.R. 748, the CARES Act on Friday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the $2 trillion stimulus bill that lawmakers hope will battle the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Move over “ghosting,” there’s a new dating trend on the rise. According to the dating app Plenty of Fish, the latest dating trend to be on the lookout for is “Fauci-ing” – or refusing to date someone who doesn’t seem to be taking COVID seriously enough. And in the current state of the world, it makes sense that this trend is growing in popularity. Lots of people have likely been dumped or unable to score a date because of their views on the virus.

Named after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, he just learned about the dating trend with his name in an interview with “Axios on HBO.” When asked if he’d heard of “Fauci-ing,” the doctor said no and asked what it means. After being told it’s defined as “cutting off a relationship if you don’t think that other person is serious enough about social distancing and taking the pandemic seriously,” Fauci couldn’t help but laugh and he joked, “I’m gonna ‘Fauci’ you.”

Plenty of Fish reports other dating trends singles should be aware of include:

  • “Maskreading” – Where a potential romantic partner only pretends to care about wearing a mask so they can date you.
  • “Apocalypsing” – This one is treating every relationship like it’s your last one and get too serious too quick.

Source: New York Post