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Apocalypsing, maskerading, zoomlandering – the 2021 dating terms you need to know

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A well-known dating site has released a list of the most popular dating trends for 2021. (Photo: GALLO/ GETTY IMAGES)
A well-known dating site has released a list of the most popular dating trends for 2021. (Photo: GALLO/ GETTY IMAGES)

Catfishing is just so pre-Covid. Singletons these days need to watch out for Fauci-ing, maskerading and Instagrandstanding just as much as they need to know how the hottest new dating tech works if they want any success in the love stakes.

Popular dating site Plenty of Fish surveyed more 3 000 singles to compile a list of what they believe will be the most popular dating trends next year.

"Faced with a global pandemic, singles have had to navigate a very unique dating landscape this year,” says Shannon Smith, head of PR for Plenty of Fish. “It also helped drive our most comprehensive list of new terms to date.”

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