Dating is a tricky and complicated business at the best of times, but with the coronavirus — and the virtual/socially distanced dates it's led to — dating has become a complete nightmare.
Here to drum home just how messy the whole thing has become is Dua Lipa and James Corden, with a Covid-19 dating-themed parody of the singer's hit songs "Don't Start Now" and "New Rules."
Appearing on The Late Late Show last night, Dua Lipa sets out her “New Rules for dating” in the age of coronavirus as she starred in a parody music video with James Corden.
The 25-year-old singer updated her hit songs “Don’t Start Now” and “New Rules” to apply to the world of Zoom dating and temperature checks before the leaving the house.
Surrounded by a troupe of masked dancers, Lipa and Corden encouraged viewers to “grab your Lysol” before heading out, with Lipa donning a glittery face mask to match her dress.
The chorus of disco-inspired anthem “Don’t Start Now” was changed to feature the PSA: “Wear a mask/Wash your hands/It’s not like you have other plans.”
The song then switched to Lipa’s 2017 single “New Rules”, with a list of guidelines for those preparing to date again.
“There’s a new third base / It’s when you get to see their lower face,” Lipa sung. “And if you hit it off / Watch out if they start to cough.”
The song then continues: “We’ve got new rules for dating / Safety is stimulating / It’s your neighbours you’re saving.”
Also, it goes without saying, but make sure you follow the government's coronavirus rules for socialising ahead of Dua Lipa's, even though she is undeniably wise.