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Love in a Never-Ending Pandemic

How do you find love when the entire world has changed?

Photo: RoxAnne Kitty

I think we can all agree that the Coronavirus pandemic has been a total fucking nightmare. Covid-19 has taken so much away; birthdays, graduations, even my Harry Styles concert. However, one of the biggest things to change this past year has been the dating scene. How exactly does one find love in the middle of a never-ending pandemic? I spoke with three college students to try and find out.

In A Relationship:

For the past two years, Nate has been in a loving relationship with his boyfriend Ben. Life was smooth sailing for the couple until that fateful day last March.

Q: In what ways has the pandemic impacted your relationship?

A: Coronavirus has taken a toll. Trying to maintain going to college in a pandemic where there are guest restrictions has definitely made it more difficult on us.

Q: What would you say has been the most challenging part about all of this?

A: I think the most challenging part has been a lack of things to do. There are not many things to do and we do get creative, but you can only go on a picnic, have a craft night, or a spa night so many times.

Despite the many challenges the pandemic has caused, the two have still been managing to make it work. It begs the question, is love enough? They make that answer seem obvious.

Q: How have you guys been able to make it work?

A: We call each other every morning and every night, even if we’re just talking for a couple of minutes. We both have really busy lives because we're both still in school, but we make it work with phone calls and things like that.

Q: What advice would you give to people who might be struggling in their own relationships becau