Touch is in decline
While the pandemic has had a profound impact on our relationships and social life, it also affected how we interact with others. The pandemic eliminated close social interaction as soon as it began. This meant no handshakes, massages, or hugs. After two years of hearing it, those habits are difficult to break.
We've already mentioned that the increase in screen time and the ease of digital interaction means we communicate less and touch less because we are immersed in our smartphones rather than with another person.