China Wants More Babies. Some Men Choose Vasectomies.

As the Chinese government tries to increase the country’s falling birthrate, some millennials are striving for a lifestyle commonly known as “Double Income, No Kids.”

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #china, #parenting, #population, #single-persons, #sterilization-reproductive, #vasectomy

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For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

Unmarried mothers are often denied government benefits. A debate over the policy is being propelled by a declining birthrate and a new generation of independent Chinese women.

#china, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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White House Says Dating Apps Can Help Vaccinated (and Frisky) Find Love

With new “I’m Vaccinated” badges, dating apps are plugging into a cultural conversation over how Americans can approach postpandemic dating.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #mobile-applications, #online-dating, #single-persons, #tinder-mobile-app, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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When It Comes to Her Relationship History, Nancy Jo Sales Is an Open Book

In her new memoir, “Nothing Personal,” the veteran journalist reports on her own search for connection.

#books-and-literature, #dating-and-relationships, #mobile-applications, #nothing-personal-book, #online-dating, #sales-nancy-jo, #single-persons

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Modern Love Podcast: ‘Why Do People Get Married?’

Watching his grandmother enter her third marriage, Jake Maynard wondered if marriage was about care, convention — or something else entirely.

#dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #marriages, #podcasts, #single-persons

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Has the Pandemic Changed Dating Forever?

Boundaries. Meaningful connections. “Covid baggage.” Here’s what dating will look like in a post-pandemic world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #online-dating, #psychology-and-psychologists, #single-persons, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Why Can’t You Find Someone?’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #manhattan-nyc, #modern-love-times-column, #single-persons, #south-africa

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Emmanuel Acho to Host ‘The Bachelor’ Television Special

Mr. Acho, author of “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man,” will host “After the Final Rose” after the show’s longtime host went on hiatus over comments dismissive of racism.

#abc-inc, #acho-emmanuel, #black-people, #harrison-chris-1971, #kirkconnell-rachael, #lindsay-rachel-l, #race-and-ethnicity, #single-persons, #television, #the-bachelor-tv-program

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What It’s Like to Work With a Matchmaker

Six customers of matchmaking services share their experiences. Their fees ranged from about $500 to $25,000.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #single-persons

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Podcasts to Listen to If You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

Or the lack thereof.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #online-dating, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #single-persons, #valentines-day

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After Two Dating Apps and 98 First Dates, Something Was Different About the 99th

Inimai Chettiar showed the same determination in dating as she did with her work at the Justice Action Network. Kenneth Wolf Jr. helped bring romance back into her life.

#content-type-personal-profile, #marriages, #online-dating, #single-persons

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A Pandemic Is Hard Enough. For Some, Being Single Has Made It Harder.

“One day I realized it had been three months since I had touched a human being,” one man said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #single-persons, #touch-sense

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Sex and Dating in the Coronavirus Pandemic

New world. New rules. Same old problems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex, #single-persons, #your-feed-selfcare

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Dating Without Alcohol

Going out for drinks has become a dating norm, but what if you’re sober?

#alcohol-abuse, #dating-and-relationships, #online-dating, #single-persons

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The Joys of Frivolous Sex

The pandemic has brought out a nasty puritanism.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #sex, #single-persons

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Sparks Fly on Virtual Dates, but Not So Much in Real Life

At the beginning of the pandemic, many singles turned to video dating to forge connections. Some daters felt instant attraction online, but no chemistry in person.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #single-persons, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Modern Love: The Pandemic Arrived. His Text Back Did Not.

Tough times may not bring love, but they do bring clarity.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #single-persons

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When A.I. Falls in Love

The Times asked GPT-3 to tell us a little about itself and its romantic life.

#artificial-intelligence, #single-persons, #your-feed-science

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Enjoy the Holidays Alone

Single people make up one third of all American households and finding ways to celebrate this Thanksgiving means taking action ahead of time.

#content-type-service, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #single-persons, #social-media, #thanksgiving-day

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Dating Before the Election

Singles are putting their political affiliations front and center as they search for partners who share their views, or at least accept them.

#online-dating, #presidential-election-of-2020, #single-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Are There Any Mothers Out There Like Me?

I spent months agonizing over my lack of a partner or high-powered career. But it was my depression that almost upended my dream of motherhood.

#antidepressants, #artificial-insemination, #dating-and-relationships, #depression-mental, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons

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It’s Easier to Parent With a Partner in Many Ways, Except This One

I was my son’s only parent and our bond was strong. Now, I’m worried my daughter and I won’t have that connection.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #single-mothers, #single-parents, #single-persons

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I Was Done Dating. Then I Joined a Hookup App.

What if the fastest path to a committed relationship is to actively avoid one?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #single-persons, #vancouver-british-columbia

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Single Parents Finding Love: Over Zoom, of Course

Because dating with kids wasn’t tricky enough before the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #online-dating, #parenting, #single-mothers, #single-parents, #single-persons, #united-states

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What All That Touch Deprivation Is Doing to Us

It’s going to be a while before we can hug freely again. What does that mean for our mental health?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #single-persons, #touch-sense

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Love and the Lockdown

Some couples, faced with the possibility of not seeing one another for long stretches when the pandemic hit, instead decided to quarantine together and fast-tracked their relationships.

#dating-and-relationships, #hamptons-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #michigan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #single-persons

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When Marriage Is Just Another Overhyped Nightclub

Being single in your 30s can feel like waiting to enter a popular club, only to get in and think: What’s the big deal?

#love-emotion, #marriages, #single-persons

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Trying to Feel Love-Worthy (While Working for a Dating App)

Being awash in romantic complaints has left me — a Black woman who’s had heartache — feeling dismayed but hopeful.

#black-people, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #online-dating, #single-persons

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Masks, No Kissing and ‘a Little Kinky’: Dating and Sex in a Pandemic

New York City public health officials have frank new advice for people who are looking for companionship and physical intimacy during the pandemic.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dating-and-relationships, #masks, #quarantines, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #single-persons, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Older Adults Remain Isolated Despite Reopening. These Programs Help.

Volunteer efforts have popped up across the country to help ease the lingering isolation of the pandemic among older Americans, creating connections and unexpected friendships.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #loneliness, #plano-tex, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #san-francisco-calif, #single-persons, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Health Agencies Offer Tips on Sex During the Pandemic

Countries around the world are taking different approaches as they give guidelines on reopening — from work to play.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #netherlands, #quarantines, #sex, #single-persons

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Dating After Coronavirus

The virtual dating scene is booming right now. What will happen when we move off our screens?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #quarantines, #single-persons

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Mieko Kawakami Cracks the Code of Being a Woman in Japan

Mieko Kawakami, whose novel “Breasts and Eggs” was just published in English, has become something of a feminist icon in her male-dominated country.

#artificial-insemination, #books-and-literature, #breasts-and-eggs-book, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #japan, #kawakami-mieko, #single-mothers, #single-persons, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

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Portraits of Single Moms by Choice

A photojournalist captured the lives of four women who chose to become mothers on their own.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls

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How Coronavirus Is Changing the Dating Game for the Better

Video chats are in. Small talk is out. You don’t have to fret about who picks up the check. And maybe the biggest plus: You’re forced to take things slow.

#brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages, #online-dating, #quarantines, #single-persons, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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No One to Hunker Down With

Three days before we were told to stay home, the man I’d been dating for a month told me he was self-isolating.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #quarantines, #single-persons

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Virtual Dating Is the New Normal. Will It Work?

Some New Yorkers are moving beyond the swipe to venture into flirtatious panel discussions and speed dating sessions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #online-dating, #quarantines, #single-persons, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Legal Basics for L.G.B.T.Q. Parents

The L.G.B.T.Q. community has more family planning options than ever before, but a patchwork of state laws and loose regulations can make the process difficult to navigate.

#adoptions, #discrimination, #families-and-family-life, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #law-and-legislation, #marriages, #parenting, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #single-persons, #surrogate-motherhood

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