The pandemic has made dating for many more complicated, but it has Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults Jr. not stopped from falling in love, getting engaged and tying the knot. The couple, both 95, were married in May 2019 by me. Morrow-Nulton’s son met and started a courtship that included regular lunches, mostly in their homes. By February, they were vaccinated and engaged. Their wedding on May 22 was also a celebration of their love and their 95th birthday the same month.
For Denny Agassi, a transgender woman and author of the Modern Love essay, dating consists of left and right swiping across various gay dating programs in search of a ‘trans-friendly’ straight man. Over the years, she has become accustomed to temporary tours that have often made her feel unseen and unworthy. That changed when she met a man who introduced her to intimacy, someone with whom she could finally experience true love.
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In the early days of the pandemic, many couples wondered if their relationships would survive the increased togetherness. Now, more than a year later, those who thrive will have to learn to adapt again, after many restrictions have been lifted. Here are some tips on how couples can adjust to spend separately.
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