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Pandemic dating: ‘Sorry I can’t see you anymore, I’m in a bubble with my mum’


by Finn McRedmond
14.02.21

Finn McRedmond broke up with her boyfriend two weeks before lockdown 1.0. After a year of pandemic dating, this Valentine's day, she has some thoughts.

Valentines Day: loathed by single people, adored by smug couples. Like everything in the past year, the pandemic has amplified these feelings beyond recognition. I broke up with my long term boyfriend in March last year, pre pandemic. I told him that I didn’t want to be in a relationship – with anyone – at that moment, and added: “I just want to get better at spending time on my own.” Fast forward two weeks...

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