In the trendy age of courting, the place your subsequent suitor might be only a swipe away, some singles have grown uninterested in the revolving door of dates. In this week’s Modern Love essay, Gregory Walters, a author residing in Vancouver, determined to take a extra carefree method. He suspended his accounts on conventional courting apps and created a profile on a hookup app searching for a fling. However, when he agreed to meet a person who had messaged him on the app, what he had hoped would begin (and finish) as an off-the-cuff encounter quickly grew to be rather more.
For Chelsea Moore, a regulation pupil, and Christopher Blackwell, who’s incarcerated, getting married at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Washington State wasn’t their dream wedding. However, on Sept. 18 the couple, wearing masks and standing six feet apart, were married in the visitors’ room of the prison. Although the process to gain permission to marry proved to be long and arduous, the ceremony was brief and bittersweet. The couple said they were grateful not only to be married but that other couples in similar circumstances would also have the opportunity to marry during this difficult time.
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As the coronavirus continues to keep loved ones apart, hugs are among the many things we have missed the most. And, not surprisingly, embracing a friend, family member or spouse is proven to make us healthier and happier. We’re all a bit out of practice, but here are a few tips on how to navigate that big squeeze (when it’s safe to do so again).
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