Other dating hopefuls have been using face masks to their advantage, so much so that in South Korea, some sites limit users to uploading just one masked photo of themselves.
As superficial as it may sound, being physically attracted is still important when we’re looking for a romantic partner.
Without a mask mandate outdoors now, victims of mask-fishing will be able to see someone’s bare face a lot sooner in the date, rather than getting “surprised” only when the food arrives. Perhaps having more time to adjust to someone’s mask-less appearance could help them overcome their first judgment of it.
HAVING THE OPTION TO NO LONGER WEAR MASKS
With face masks no longer being required outdoors, I wonder if some of us are feeling a little lost. After all, we spent two years dutifully masked from the time we stepped out of the house, and now it’s up to our discretion whether to continue doing so.
Those of us who feel more confident about ourselves with masks on might be less willing to give them up so quickly. Some research acknowledges that those with social anxiety feel safer wearing masks, not just in protecting themselves against COVID-19 infection, but in hiding any visible discomfort with their appearance.
While I’d don a mask if it’s crowded or when feeling under the weather, I’ll be happy to have the option of not wearing one when outdoors.
On days when I’m feeling it, I could go all out with full makeup and the brightest, boldest lipstick. And on days I just can’t find the time, you bet I’ll go back to my spectacles-cap-and-mask look. I see it as having the best of both worlds.
Above all, I’ll finally be rid of my mask-ne from the last two years, aggravated mostly by outdoor mask-wear in Singapore’s hot and humid weather. If you catch me at a picnic with my family, chances are you’ll see me enjoying their company and the great outdoors mask-free.
Kristen Juliet Soh is the editorial director and co-founder of Daily Vanity.
Source: Channel News Asia