#onlinedating | Love Letter: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic | #bumble | #tinder | #pof

Online dating can be hard for just about anyone, but looking for love online can present different challenges for Black women. In this week’s Modern Love essay, Loré Yessuff, a writer who spends her days helping digital daters around the world find love using the dating app she works for, struggles with her own feelings of rejection from would-be suitors who have feigned interest or told her they don’t date Black women. While these encounters have often left her questioning her own desirability, she remains hopeful that she’ll find a partner who acknowledges her worth.

When Dr. Charles Murphy, who was among the first physicians in New York State to treat the initial wave of Covid-19 patients, was required to quarantine for two weeks after being exposed to the coronavirus, his then-fiancé Dr. Nina Suda stood by his side — at a safe distance. “I was very worried and very scared,” said Dr. Suda, who took the necessary safety precautions (wearing a surgical mask and keeping a distance of at least six feet) to be with him during those two weeks in early March. After the 14 days were up, Dr. Murphy showed no signs of contracting the virus. The two doctors were married on June 13 in a small ceremony on a backyard deck in Kinnelon, N.J.

Some businesses across the country are welcoming patrons again, and couples who have differing comfort levels with resuming those activities may find themselves at odds. Here are a few tips you can use to create a re-entry plan that works for both of you.

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