Modern dating amid a raging pandemic seems to have taken on a new challenge as people are unsure of what the person they are speaking to looks like beneath all the protective clothing.
This especially rang true for a bar in central China, where youngsters were filmed having a fun night out dressed in hazmat suits.
The footage shows a group of young adults wearing protective face masks and dancing in the club in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, on 11th December.
Two of them, who have taken protective measures a step further and covered themselves from head to toe in coveralls, can be seen bopping along to the music as they especially stood out in the crowd.
But although the two are easily distinguishable, they have concealed themselves with protective clothing so well that it is next to impossible to tell their identities, or even whether they are boys or girls.
It makes a fresh challenge for young people attempting to have a normal dating life during the COVID-19 pandemic and facing the challenge of trying to find out who exactly they are speaking to in the first place – and then to find them again later.
The video of the dancers immediately made its way to Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, leaving netizens confused and even concerned about future times.
User ‘A*billion cores’ asked: “Will it be necessary to wear protective clothing when going out in the future?”
The bar later came out with a response regarding the youngsters dressed in hazmat suits and said that they do not impose wearing protective clothes on customers and that the guests seen had simply brought their own.