Adult clubs such as NSFW and Killing Kittens are reporting booming interest in video hook-ups. Remember when virtual get-togethers were about meetings or cocktail parties?
The Zoom honeymoon is over. So are Houseparty dinners where you plan to eat the same thing at the same time, then flake and eat some Doritos, then realise that you don’t especially want to chew on screen. No more online cocktail parties, where conversation mysteriously cannot flow and everyone takes it in turns to tell an inconsequential anecdote that is short, but never quite short enough. No more FaceTime quizzes, where you lackadaisically Google the answers on your phone, because the goodwill entailed in joining the call in the first place was about all you had in you.
The only thing that has survived, apparently, is the virtual sex party.
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