Tag: Dating and Relationships

Of ‘Covidivorces’ and ‘Coronababies’: Life During a Lockdown

MONTREAL — After the pair had sanitized the tops of their beer cans, Morgane Clément-Gagnon, 33, gazed at the lanky musician she had newly met online, sitting two feet away on a bench in a Montreal park. The two had initially greeted each other by touching the tips of their sneakers. But as laughter gave […]

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Modern Love Podcast: Uzo Aduba Reads ‘How Bibliophiles Flirt’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Throughout her 20s, Karla Marie-Rose Derus prided herself on being a book lover. In fact, she considered her love of books to be an integral part of her identity (as exemplified by her OkCupid screen name, […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘You Find Yourself Lying Once Again in His Bed’

Escaping to Before If a pandemic cancels the remainder of your spring semester, and your recent ex decides to suspend the rules of your breakup in case “the apocalypse” keeps you apart forever, and you find yourself lying once again in his bed, your faces flushed, the afternoon humming by outside, take your time with […]

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Modern Love Podcast: Ali Fazal Reads ‘When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher This week, the Modern Love podcast revisits Victor Lodato’s essay about his unlikely relationship with an octogenarian neighbor, “When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship.” Mr. Lodato’s essay discusses and rejects ageist ideas governing who can […]

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‘We Found Our Groove in Splitting Up’

At a workshop for divorcing parents, our moderator said, “Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the nation. Why do you think that is?” We were perhaps the wrong crowd for this question, as we were doing our best to help our state lose that distinction, but she waited a moment for us to answer […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Our Second Baby Turned Us Into Business Partners’

The Wild Ones When we met, we were the wild ones. We recognized it in each other. Our nights roaming Los Angeles continued as we pursued our own career paths. Then, our first house, our first baby. I thought I would die from missing our wildness. Our second baby turned us into business partners, essentially, […]

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Five Short Films by Women, About Women

‘Birth Control Your Own Adventure’ By Sindha Agha After going on the pill at age 11 for painful endometriosis, a young woman says, “I deserve birth control, but I also deserve better birth control.” Video transcript Back transcript Birth Control Your Own Adventure How my side effects made me four different people I got my […]

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Modern Love Podcast: Lesley Manville Reads ‘The Kindness, and Xanax, of Strangers’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The first time Sally Hoskins was diagnosed with breast cancer, she sought the support of her friends, her boyfriend and a group of fellow patients. The second time Ms. Hoskins was diagnosed with breast cancer, she […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘How Do You Think I Got Thighs Like These?’

What Love Feels Like We were lying on the shaggy carpet of my 500-square-foot apartment, playing Bananagrams, deciding what love feels like. I said, “It’s the workout where you squat and catch the medicine ball at the same time. It’s falling and lifting at once.” Paul said, “How heavy is the ball?” I thought about […]

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Katie Roiphe Puts Her Romantic History Under a Microscope

THE POWER NOTEBOOKSBy Katie Roiphe Throughout her career, which has included books praising messy lives and untraditional marriages, Katie Roiphe has militated against women defining themselves as victims, arguing — most controversially in her 1993 book “The Morning After” — that we give our power away when we see ourselves as fragile beings in need […]

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Life Isn’t Like the Movies (Even if You Write the Movies)

ImageCredit…Brian Rea Once I turned 69, if anyone asked me my age — not that anyone ever did, but if I offered it up in conversation — I always said, “I’m almost 70.” I went straight from 68 to “almost 70,” as if 69 didn’t amount to anything other than the year before being a […]

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My Ex-Boyfriend’s New Girlfriend Is Lady Gaga

I was eating bodega grapes at my desk on a recent Monday morning, gearing up to wrangle my inbox, when my phone started buzzing: “Check Facebook.” “Check Twitter.” “Are you OK?” It was an emergency: My ex-boyfriend, I learned, had a new girlfriend. Lady Gaga. “Lolol” if you want. (Everyone I know did.) But it […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘The Twin Bed We Were Forced to Share’

A Safe Haven in Bed I left Pittsburgh and Michael left Brooklyn for the dreamy, woodsy school we had only heard good things about. We did not realize that those things would be permitted only to me, with my white skin. For Michael, school was a constant terror. A few nights after we met, Michael […]

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