Tag: Dating and Relationships

Tiny Love Stories: ‘How Come You Rarely Told Me You Loved Me?’

Come Back, Cat! One morning the cat didn’t come back. We searched for Lionel most of a summer. We thought his tabby coloring was unique, but we later found his look-a-likes around the corner, at shelters, online. Each time our hearts soared. Lionel! He had been a needed gift for our youngest child. We never […]

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She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals

“Stay here and guard the castle,” I would say to my dog, Dusty, every time I left our condo. Over the years, his eyes — one blue, one brown — had become washed with gray, his sight was failing, and his hips were becoming tight. He was hardly a guard dog. When I came home, […]

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Renewed Life and Joy After Tragedy

When it came to romance, Karen Soltero adhered to two strict guidelines: “Don’t get involved with someone whose hair is nicer or longer than yours, and don’t date anyone you could have potentially given birth to.” So in April 2018, when Ms. Soltero found herself chatting with Andres Peña, whose hair was twisted into a […]

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Polyamory Works for Them

The Look Having multiple partners can mean more pleasure, but it’s not always easy. Photographs by Yael Malka Text by Alice Hines Produced by Eve Lyons ImagePolyamory breaks a mind-set that Narjesi Tragic, right, calls “the relationship escalator: meet at school, get married, have kids, continue until we get old.” Here, Narjesi is pictured with […]

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Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — On a Monday afternoon in June 2017, Renee Holland was draped in an American flag at Philadelphia International Airport, waiting for a soldier she had befriended on Facebook. The married 56-year-old had driven two hours from Delaware to pick him up. Their blossoming online friendship had prompted her to send him […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I’ve Been Mostly Dead All Day’

Bye Bye “Family” Minivan The “family” minivan — that he said we needed, but that I should buy, for road trips to visit his son in Los Angeles, and his daughter in Santa Barbara, and to take our two boys camping and biking and skiing; the “family” minivan that he encouraged me to purchase just […]

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For Boris Johnson, the Tumult Begins Inside Downing Street

LONDON — As he finally moves into the job he has wanted all his life, the newly anointed prime minister, Boris Johnson, brings with him a formidable array of challenges, the most pressing being his promise to extricate Britain from the European Union. He also brings a chaotic personal life and, as the first single […]

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