Many extroverts have gone to extreme measures for a social fix during the pandemic. Albertina Coacci, a self-proclaimed people person, turned to daily phone calls with strangers to pass the time while in lockdown in Italy. What started as a harmless habit soon led to an affair of sorts with a man who spoke her love language: baking.
For those who tried to maintain some semblance of a dating life during quarantine, connecting with singles over Zoom or video chat became the norm. But many who felt an attraction while connecting online said they found that the chemistry was lacking in person.
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Finding happiness during these uncertain times might be a tall order, but some of our readers shared how they’ve found new ways to experience and share joy with their loved ones, near and far. Here are a few of their suggestions.
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