Pandemic Dating Diaries

Not gonna lie, paying for Tinder Gold upped my dating roster considerably

Stylized illustration of Aphrodite rising from the waves in a seashell. In this version, everything is in shades of red, and featureless Aphrodite, dressed what looks like a bathing suit, is the darkest part of the image.
Stylized illustration of Aphrodite rising from the waves in a seashell. In this version, everything is in shades of red, and featureless Aphrodite, dressed what looks like a bathing suit, is the darkest part of the image.
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“Pandemic Dating Diaries” is a TBI series that features moments in love, dating, and sex during Covid-19 directly from our readers. Have a story you’d like to submit? Email us or DM us on Twitter or Instagram.


— I don’t want to hear “I can’t believe this.”


The other day I was writing in a coffee shop, and a man in a red flannel commented on a sticker on my laptop. “‘Careful or you will end up in my novel?’”

Kandise Le Blanc

I’m a Chicago-based writer and video essayist. You can find me on IG @kandise.leblanc or check out my blog www.insidethekandidish.wordpress.com

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