Clare Crawley's “Bachelorette” season takes place in a fantasy world where 30-plus people can freely hug, kiss and breathe on one another without the risk of being infected with the coronavirus.

Prospects are harder to come by these days, even for those who are back on campus — but love (and lust) finds a way.

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Crawley, a 39-year-old hairstylist from Sacramento, is the oldest Bachelorette yet — and her season was filmed in a pandemic bubble.

"Work wives" and "work husbands" are looking for ways to keep their relationships alive, even if offices are slow to fill up again.

Ginsburg is admired for her legal achievements in gender equality, and her 56-year marriage to Marty put that theory into practice.

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When one 31-year-old gets a deluge of texts, he thinks there’s a family emergency. “And then it’s a GIF of a baby farting,” he says. “I don’t need the anxiety, folks.”

“I think it was important that the show didn’t sanitize the process and our culture — it showed how things are in this moment,” says Aparna.

These are anxious, unsexy times, but many are still finding casual connections.

If entertainment attorney Doug Emhoff had a slogan for his role in wife Kamala Harris’s campaign, it would be: I’ve got you.

  • Perspective

I've been asking myself: Does it matter that I can't take many of his beliefs seriously?

"I tell Elaina that she’s the good thing that came out of all of this for me."

The show's lead has received an outpouring of support and messages from other women dealing with infertility.

Karina Montgomery went without human touch for months. Finally, something had to give.

“I was trying to convince him that [covid-19] was real and that he should be social distancing,” says one woman. “He was trying to convince me it was a government conspiracy.”

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A room tour, a grocery run, music playlists and other creative ways to deepen a connection.

Matt James may be the first black "Bachelor" lead, but franchise star Rachel Lindsay called the move the “bare minimum” and “the easiest thing" to do.

In 40 seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” Rachel Lindsay has been the only person of color in a lead role.

Listen to your partner's experiences. Be willing to examine your own biases and educate yourself.

“I don’t ever really feel like you can change someone’s mind with a TV show,” says host Kristin Davis, who starred in "Sex and the City." “I think you can illuminate other people’s existence and that might create change in some people."

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