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Lockdown may lead to more cases of lasting love

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16 May 2020
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Lockdown may lead to more cases of lasting love

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There are few positive aspects to the coronavirus and the chaos and suffering it has caused – directly, in terms of infections and deaths, and indirectly, through the collapse of the global economy as a consequence of the lockdown. Yet, as we report today, that other particularly stubborn human virus, romantic love, is far from being flattened, although the new “stay-at-home” culture has meant it has mutated back to a simpler form. While physical contact in a relationship has been locked down, too, people have still been communicating via digital means. And once many got over the novelty of cybersex,...

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