COVID-19 is the global crisis of the century. The Omicron variant infected millions of Americans in a
“viral blizzard” of cases during winter of 2021-2022. We have yet to fully comprehend the all-encompassing extent and depth of impact of COVID-19 on the sociological and anthropological variables influencing human development (physically and psychologically). “New norms”, are still being established; benchmarks and goal posts on achievements in different phases and areas of human development are profoundly influenced and affected. In fact, changes were occurring in the society prior to COVID-19. A growing number of U.S. adults are neither married nor living with a partner. An October 2021 study found 4 in 10 (38%) of adults (ages 25-54) were unpartnered, a sharp increase from 29% in 1990. The variable of not being married, or not having lived with a romantic partner for two years, has been found in past research to be a risk factor for adult males who are sexually abusive and assessed for sexual recidivism. Recidivism researchers must consider reexamining this variable, given this increasingly growing cultural trend of choosing to remain unpartnered.