Romance

Why Brides Are Opting For Haircuts at Their Weddings

From breakup bangs to back-to-school trims, a change in hairstyle has long been a visual shorthand to recognize major milestones. The latest in a lifetime of momentous haircuts? The mid-wedding chop, a hair transformation that celebrates the start of a new chapter as a spouse. “There’s a rich history of hair reflecting relationship status,” said Rachael Gibson, a hair historian …

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Among an Abundance of Bens, He Was the Best Bet

Shaina Shealy was dating three men, all with the same given name, but ditched two of them as she grew closer to Benjamin Glickstein just before the pandemic.

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A Celebration of Their Love and an Ode to Black Culture

“That first date consisted of music, food and exploration,” he said. “After that, every other date kind of followed that same formula.” In June 2016, Mr. Thompson moved to New York. “He immediately was like, ‘What are we doing?’ And I was like, ‘We’re continuing a friendship,’” she said. That fall, he said he would start dating other people. “Tristan …

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A New Adventure Begins for a Couple Who Met in Panama City

Vicmar Carolina Flores Hidalgo and Cullen Joseph Heater first crossed paths at a hostel in Panama City in late 2017. Mr. Heater, a Peace Corps volunteer from Milton, Mass., was recuperating there after ankle surgery. Ms. Flores, who moved to Panama from her native Venezuela a year earlier, was teaching yoga at the hostel. They caught glimpses of each other, …

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Their Relationship Took Off During the Pandemic After Breaking the Six-Feet Rule

Natalie Nicole Warther and Ryan Paul Dols worked at the same creative agency for years before partnering on projects. Little did they know that a professional connection would lead to a romantic one. Both worked at 72andSunny, a global advertising agency that partners up staff writers and designers on client projects. She was a senior writer and he was a …

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Why More Brides Are Opting for Solo Bachelorette Trips

Aja Dang-Puspos arrived to champagne and strawberries at her bachelorette celebration in July 2022 at the Civana Wellness Resort and Spa in Carefree, Ariz. Her meticulously planned itinerary for the week included spa treatments, healing work featuring a sound bath and reiki, and plenty of resort activities, such as water aerobics and pickleball. Ms. Dang-Puspos, 36, a small-business owner and …

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New York’s Hottest Destination Wedding Is Roosevelt Island

Last weekend at Paul Choi and Ashley Austin Morris’s wedding in a little stone church on Roosevelt Island, there was the sort of giddiness in the air that you might expect to find at an actual island destination wedding. That’s because most of their guests, despite years of living in New York City, had never stepped foot onto Roosevelt Island, …

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She Warmed Up to Him After Burning Man

Ms. Green worked as an account manager at Contentful, a software content management platform. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a master’s from the University of South Florida, both in environmental engineering, and an M.B.A. from N.Y.U. [Click here to binge read this week’s featured couples.] Mr. MacRae, who graduated from Western Carolina University …

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‘The Office’ Playlist That Sealed The Deal

When Krystal Alyssia Ramseur asked Samiyyah Rasheedah Ali in August 2020 if she wanted to work together to create a virtual improv show about two queer Black women, Ms. Ali was convinced that Ms. Ramseur was coyly asking her out. She and Ms. Ramseur were active members of the Washington Improv Theater in Washington, D.C. But the pandemic had caused …

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One Call, and Many Virtual Dates Later, They Found Love

Jennifer Frances Namuli Kizza was feeling tired after work one evening in March 2021. And yet she still kept a scheduled first phone call with Donald Mayfield Brown, whom she had met through a dating app. Ms. Kizza, 28, from Gainesville, Fla., had previously given up on finding a serious relationship. But now, as a medical student at Harvard, she …

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