The pandemic made dating a lot more complicated for many, but it didn’t stop Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults Jr. from falling in love, getting engaged and tying the knot. The couple, both 95, met through Ms. Morrow-Nulton’s son in May 2019 and began a courtship that included frequent lunch dates, mostly in their homes. By February, they were vaccinated and engaged. Their wedding on May 22 doubled as a celebration of their love and their 95th birthdays that same month.
For Denny Agassi, a transgender woman and the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, dating consisted of swiping left and right on various gay hookup apps in search of a “trans-friendly” straight man. Over the years, she had grown accustomed to temporary flings that often left her feeling unseen and unworthy. That changed when she met a man who introduced her to intimacy, someone with whom she could finally experience true affection.
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In the early days of the pandemic, many couples wondered if their relationships would survive the increased togetherness. Now, over a year later, those who thrived will have to learn to adapt, yet again, now that many restrictions have been lifted. Here are a few tips on how couples can adjust to spending time apart.
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