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Seventy years ago, the Yale sociologist John Ellsworth Jr. Though the internet allows us to connect with people across the globe near instantly, dating apps like Tinder prioritize showing us nearby matches, the assumption being the best date is the one we can meet up with as quickly as possible with little inconvenience. A year and a half ago, I was 23, single, and working as an engineer at the online-dating site OkCupid. The site held a similar philosophy when it came to distance, and we employees would sometimes joke we needed to add a special filter for New Yorkers that let them specify, Show me matches under 10 miles, but nobody Pueblo CO date night New Jersey. At the time, I loved the concept of online dating and went out with other Manhattanites almost every weekend.

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Alexia liked the look of Tao's photos and gave him a chance. When she swiped right back in the first lockdown, they were separated by the River Thames and a short walk through the Greenwich foot tunnel.

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A year later, it's the Atlantic Ocean and about 3, miles. Alexia, 27, says she wouldn't have even been on Bumble, the dating app where they met, had it not been for the pandemic.

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She is looking noticeably more spritely than Tao, 24, when she s the Zoom call. It's for us in London, but for her, in her hometown of Ottawa, Canada, it's Just a fun thing to do, you know? At the time she was working in the UK on a temporary visa. I felt like I should be living my best life here, living abroad, but I Davenport blossom asian online dating able to do that.

She and Tao, an engineering student, realised quickly they lived about a half a mile from one another.

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It was just a 30 minute walk between Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs, in south London, but coronavirus restrictions meant meeting up for a date wasn't possible. So instead they spent a month chatting virtually.

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In May, a slight relaxation of England's Covid restrictions meant that they were able to meet outside in person. They went to Greenwich Park, keeping two metres apart from one another.

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It was the most wholesome dating experience, like no physical contact at all. They saw each other every day, and the same park became their "stomping ground". After about six weeks they formed a support bubble, since Tao lived by himself. Alexia says it seemed soon, but thinks the pandemic made their relationship move woman seeking man around Chesapeake.

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As they grew closer, a secret began pressing on Alexia's mind. She knew her visa was due to run out in December and she would have to go back to Dating services Massachusetts women. She waited for the right time to tell him, but there wasn't one.

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One day in early summer, as they were gazing across south London from the top of a hill in their favourite park, she came clean. She says, to her surprise, he took it well.

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He pauses for a second before adding: "I didn't cry, obviously. I just realised it's a new chapter. If it works, it works. It's still working up to now, so Chicago Illinois IL free sex happy with it. Some friends and family couldn't believe it when they said they were going to continue their relationship "my cousin was like, 'you're crazy'", Alexia laughs.

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But they say their set-up is more or less the same as it was when they first matched. For Tao, chatting to Alexia over the phone and video calls once she went back to Canada Bremerton WA speed dating reviews "pretty much like what we did at the beginning, but long-distance". Alexia agrees, saying it's "like a continuation of how our relationship started".

Coronavirus restrictions mean it is currently illegal to travel abroad from the UK for holidays. Canada has also banned most foreign nationals.

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Ottawa, Canada's capital, is in the most populous province, Ontario, where the rate of coronavirus infections reached an all-time high last month. That prompted restrictions on non-essential travel and a six-week stay-at-home-order. Despite all of this, the couple think it's easier to do long-distance in a pandemic than it would have been otherwise. With Alexia working from home and Tao learning remotely, Phoenix expecations dating easy to get hold of one another, despite the five-hour time difference.

It's kind dating points in High Point nice that we've been able to prioritise quality time together, and just spending time together online. For the most-part, they do normal things, only virtually.

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They watch films in sync Train to Busan, a Korean Zombie film, seems to have been Alexia's pick rather than Tao's and have meals together - even if her lunch is his dinner. One big difference is that they haven't been able to meet each other's friends and families.

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They agree that long-distance dating has "forced us to communicate, and learn to communicate well". She knows it's "not ideal" though, and Tao says he would still rather see her every day if he could. For now, with travel restrictions in place, they don't know when they'll next see each speed dating Baltimore Maryland free.

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All they can do is pay close attention to updates on travel rules, but they have Oklahoma brides dating tentative plans for Alexia to come to the UK for a couple of months once they ease. Lockdown loneliness: 'I miss snogging so much'. Love and dating during coronavirus. Related Topics.

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