I met my girlfriend on a dating app called Hinge, which is not usually how I go about looking for a significant other, but due to the pandemic social events like parties, clubs and bars are closed so I thought I’d give it a go. The conversation was rolling and I found myself more and more attracted so the time came to go on a date. It was hard to find things that were open and fun to go to so we decided on a place that we were both familiar with (Springridge Farm), which was an outdoor location. It was fun and I really got to know her without a screen dividing us. In the end after a couple months of FaceTime movie dates and walks outside, I asked her to be my girlfriend. She’ll tell you that I never asked, but I did eventually say it. Covid has been a challenge, but in the end I wouldn’t have met her if it wasn’t for it, so you could say it was meant to happen.
Inspired by the New York Times’ series of the same name, FLUX Tiny Love Stories is small glimpse into romance during a pandemic.