Gone are the days when maintaining a romantic relationship with someone you met online was considered taboo. For gaming enthusiasts who find love while battling exotic creatures in a parallel universe, the explanation of how you first met can raise eyebrows.
When Erik DeLapp, author of this week’s essay Modern Love, first met his wife, they both had cat ears and furry tails. Although they met as avatars in the Final Fantasy XIV game, their connection quickly grew beyond the digital landscape that brought them together. Both discovered that in-game dating had its advantages. At the top of the list was that you didn’t have to worry about how you look.
If you plan to attend a wedding later this year, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination. Many couples, instead of postponing their wedding in 2021, are asking guests to get a Covid-19 vaccine to help minimize the spread and help those at risk feel more secure.
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