Stages of Love During COVID

Krysta Anderson
Krysta Anderson

May 25, 2020

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American Actor, comedian and television host, Steve Harvey, once said, “When a man loves a woman, there is no limit.” But what happens when COVID-19 comes in the mix?

There’s no denying that this pandemic has swooped in and taken over, holding the island captive to its demands. With that said, the virus was bound to meddle in intimate affairs as well, tagging along as an unwelcoming third wheel. Today, Flair shares the tales of three men experiencing different stages of love amidst COVID. 

WANDERING BACHELOR ON TIME OUT


Derek Roper* always prided himself as being a wandering bachelor. He made a sport of female suitors, calling all the shots, taking great pleasure in the where, when, how and which woman’s company to entertain at any given night (or day). Now that Coronavirus has everyone in quarantine, Derek has been left practically ‘pantiless’, “I’ve been miserable. I understand that we have to stay safe and stay inside, but because I don’t make it a habit to have frequent sleepovers, most of the ladies have been dodging my pursuits.

“I have always loved the freedom of being a bachelor but COVID is cramping my style; she has got to go.”

GETTING TO KNOW: THE SILVER LINING

Not everyone is crushed by the unexpected effects of this virus. Some find the silver lining among the clouds of doom and gloom and take the opportunity to get to know their significant other. Tarik Scott found his new female flame just weeks before the pandemic hit the country. And he was off to an incredible start. These lovers already shared a rich history of friendship between them so it was only natural that they build on this foundation. No one, however, could foresee this incoming lockdown. But Tarik is grateful for the slowed pace. 

“I found someone special before and because I can’t go out, due to covid, I was able to really think about that, to be thankful for everything I have in life, including her.” 

When asked if pandemic hinders his chances, he revealed that it did just the opposite. “Honestly, it has been a blessing in disguise because it made us talk more over the phone and find ways to actually get to know each other, aside from being in physical contact. I think it brought us closure and allowed me to actually give her the attention she needs in a more relaxing and refreshed way, without all of the noise and the distractions.”

DOWNSIZED NUPTIALS

Douglas Evelyn and his fiancee were set to have this big nuptial splash in the coming week, but guess who attempted to wipe out those plans completely? COVID-19.

“The plan was to get married and have a big wedding because I wanted to give my wife-to-be the wedding she deserves.”

Instead of postponing the event indefinitely until everything clears up, the engaged couple has decided to go through with their wedding, basking in the bliss of ‘I do’ in a smaller and more intimate ceremony. “We now have to downsize but we will make the best of our special day later down in the year,” he added. 

*name changed upon request 

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com 

Krysta Anderson

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Krysta Anderson

Tackles sex and relationships with honesty and openness. For months, she took readers on a journey of self-exploration with personal dating column 'Single but Iffy to Mingle'. Now she's ready for an even bigger adventure.

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