Pandemic dating often feels like a period drama courtship

Pandemic dating often feels like a period drama courtship

In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating.

Pandemic dating is still hell, but my lifelong affection for period piece romances has at least prepared me to yearn.

At this point the United States is coming up on a year of bumbling through the COVID-19 pandemic, and our need for basic human connection has only gotten stronger as time has worn on. When it comes to having sex, preaching abstinence, whether to a classroom of horny teenagers or an entire country going through a devastating pandemic, simply does not work. 

There are, of course, ways to safely pursue love (and then get railed) while still mitigating the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Some health officials have put out their own guidelines to COVID-safe sex — New York City infamously suggested wearing masks and using glory holes — but I have turned to the lessons of historical romance to guide me through.  Read more…

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