That was then, this is now, the new world of coronavirus romance

Jeremy Cohen, a freelance photographer, noticed a woman dancing on her rooftop. He wanted to ask her out, but New York City residents have been attempting to socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19, as the city has become an epicenter of the virus in the US. So he got creative, and flew a drone to her roof with his number attached.

Spoiler: It worked….

The couple finally met face-to-face, with a special trick made to keep them both safe amid the virus. The two met up for a walk, while Cohen was inside a giant inflatable bubble. Cignarella wore plastic gloves and Cohen had a bouquet of flowers in his hand, and the two walked down the streets of Brooklyn, side by side.

Here is the full story, with photos, maybe all done for “affect” but still something like this will be a trend.  Via Michael Rosenwald.

Comments

That's crazy!

Infected affected people practicing affection for effect!

L. salvus. Free from damage, danger etc.

"Safe amid the virus"....they may be free from damage, danger from the virus, but they will not be free from potential damage, danger from each other (humans are covered with microorganisms, almost any of which can cause disease under the right conditions), or from the citizens of Brooklyn.

If everyone bought a bubble we could fill an underwater city with the waste. Glad they got some likes on Instagram.

Certainly not a case of a trend in Milan, Madrid, or Strasbourg.

All my sex worker friends saying business booming as everyone home and bored so yeah no, I don't think this is a thing on the future either. Tinder is reporting record numbers right now and people forgoing dates straight to bedroom as can't go out anymore and transit minimization.

This was pure virtue signalling by people whom I'm sure support plastic bag banning.

Surely - SURELY - this wasn't done for media attention at all. . .

Agreed. I suspect we'll everyday hear that they planned all of this together beforehand.

In real life, he'd get arrested for being a creep.

Indeed: https://local.theonion.com/romantic-comedy-behavior-gets-real-life-man-arrested-1819565117

Think of all the savings realized for contraception! And he won't even have to prove himself in bed.

Which is always a terrifying moment for every MR reader - hahah just kidding you beta cucks don’t even make it that far!

This is how the decline of the West begins.

This story of annoying Brooklyn hipsters makes me less sympathetic towards New York during this time of troubles. However, I know the city has millions of hard-working people who are doing their best right now. They are more worried about staying healthy, paying rent, and feeding their families.

This seems like it would "trend" in about the same way that Shakerism did. Maybe we need a new word for trends that contain the seeds of their own demise. Maybe "ends" instead of "trends"?

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