Love In The Time Of Lockdown

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Love In The Time Of Lockdown
My eldest daughter is a sociable 19-year-old university student who's been enjoying her newfound freedom 200 miles away from parental supervision. Yet, two weeks into the UK coronavirus epidemic, she is spending her Saturday nights, not at a club or even a pub, but in her university dorm eating home-made pizza with a girlfriend.


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Dating during the pandemic

As we are currently facing a difficult period with the new virus pandemic, people all over the world are forced to obey the rule of social distancing. 

This might be pretty challengin...


Relationship transformations 

Due to the current pandemic, we find ourselves forced to stay at home practically all the time. When in a relationship, this might have two different outcomes: whether the relationship strengthe...



Redefining love

The current global epidemic has transformed relationships, dating, and sex. 

Lovers and family members are suffering aching separations as borders have closed. Weddings have been post...

Redefining communities

  • The pandemic is influencing and changing the way we define a community, with people across the world gathering every day on balconies to applaud medical workers, perform music and even run marathons.
  • Millions of single people stuck indoors have turned to the internet to go on virtual yoga dates, attend karaoke parties or blow out candles at WhatsApp birthday get-togethers.

The shortness of life

Lockdowns around the globe are giving rise to a new togetherness for some and amplifying friction and conflict for others.
The external global context makes you realize that life is short. So if someone is in a bad relationship, they're probably going to decide to leave while they still can. Or the total opposite, decide that they might as well get married and have kids.

Free And Lonely

Most Americans of this generation are now more free than the earlier generations. They are free and spoilt for choice to date, marry, divorce or have casual sexual encounters.

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Modern Dating Scene

Mark Regnerus provides some insights into the modern dating scene:

  • A casual relationship is now preferred to a committed one.
  • Sex is now a field for marketers to provide products and services.
  • It takes considerably less time, effort and risk for one to get sexual gratification through online dating or porn.

Marriage is now an Option

Youngsters are now wary of a life-long relationship and consider it as an option.

  • One-third of people who are in their twenties may never marry.
  • The increase of freedom to romance has changed the definition of romance.

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Dating in the time of Pandemics

During normal periods of time, it is quite challenging to find the right person, even though nowadays there are many applications that enable us to meet new people. If you add to this challenge the...

Save your marriage while lockdown 

As everyone is being forced to stay at home these days, some couples might find this situation difficult to handle. If you are having a tough period with your partner, you might want to consider being more patience when you feel annoyed, discussing issues that have long existed between the two of you or just making a schedule that allows to each his or her own private time spent on hobbies and similar activities, in which the other does not take part. Remember, this is only a temporary situation, whereas your marriage is supposed to last for a lifetime.