Covid is likely short term in the way that the 1918 pandemic was short term. However, the next 2 years are going to be some of the most challenging 2 years in the mating environment that anyone has ever seen.A lot of things turned against the commercial PUA bootcamp model...
1. Too much media attention beginning with the book The G am e and later pickup TV shows
2. OLD dating, especially apps
Apps have materially impacted nightlife, even pre-Covid. For the 5 year period prior to Covid, it was less essential for a woman to go out to bars to find sex partners or dates. Night venues were hosting plenty of app sourced first dates. For a woman, she can source more first dates on swipe apps than she would be able to if she relied upon being approached at non-bar venues or even at the bars.
If I rated how important each of these factors is, this is how I would rate them by level of importance (most to least important)
1. Swipe apps
2. Too much media attention