It’s been a weekend of bad news: the death toll in Gatlinburg, Tenn., has risen to 14; a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., has claimed at least 36 lives so far; and a high-profile holiday party in Los Angeles was cancelled after the hosts found themselves not in the mood following the election.

In other post-election news, a woman no longer feels like dating now that Hillary Clinton is wandering the woods like a modern folk hero instead of preparing to move back into the White House.

Yes, there really is a piece in Monday’s Washington Post with the headline, “Trump’s election stole my desire to look for a partner,” although “Man escapes relationship that would have ended in certain doom” would have applied as well.

Stephanie Land tells how she went from sporting a “Nasty Woman” T-shirt and dating six times a week to breaking it off with a man she’d been seeing, feeling the need after the election to “fiercely love the people close to me instead of learning to love someone new,” a risk that “could weaken the bonds that hold my family together.”

That’s the thrust of the piece, but it’s clear that the election affected more than her desire to date: “Once it was clear that Donald Trump would be president instead of Hillary Clinton,” she writes, “I felt sick to my stomach.”