Love in the time of COVID-19

The Take hears from a social psychologist on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected relationships.

People wearing protective face masks kiss at Milan's Centrale railway station before travelling out of the city, before the tight restrictions on movement during the Christmas period put in place as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Milan, Italy, December 20, 2020 [Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters]

How do you date during COVID? Well, it is different than it used to be. Some people are using Zoom along with dating apps, but others have just given up. Could your romantic life affect your health and that of other people? We talk to a researcher who says, yes, it can. And we hear from people trying to make it work during a trying time.

In this episode:

Richard Slatcher, a social psychologist studying relationships at the University of Georgia.

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The team:

Amy Walters produced this episode with Alexandra Locke, Negin Owliaei, Dina Kesbeh, Priyanka Tilve, Ney Alvarez and Malika Bilal.

Alex Roldan was the sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer.

Source: Al Jazeera