Not all pandemic love stories are filled with romance. In the first few weeks of the pandemic, Shelby Lorman met a man on Tinder whom she quickly grew to love. Though their relationship was devoid of dinners, movies, and any other court markers, the bond they built through shared grief and rage has become enough.
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Kadine Christie, the author of this week’s Modern Love essay, didn’t have to look far to find her life partner. In fact, she would end up marrying the first boy she had ever met. Just before Ms Christie came into the world, her mother befriended a pregnant woman in the maternity ward of a small Jamaican hospital. As each supported each other through difficult deliveries, neither could know that their son and daughter would end up having three children.
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