In the space of five months, Matt Tomlinson, 26, and his girlfriend, Annalie Smith, went from meeting via Tinder to spending Christmas Day together. While one would imagine that a global pandemic confining millions to their homes would have sounded the death-knell for the dating app industry, the reverse has happened. If you have been affected or have any information, we'd like to hear from you. Only the Guardian can see your contributions and one of our journalists may contact you to discuss further.
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Navigating a new relationship can be tricky, especially when it comes time to tell your family about the new person in your life. The point at which you choose to talk about someone you're seeing depends on your family dynamic, how serious the relationship is, and your own personality. Even if you are a private person, you'll likely tell your parents eventually. But what about your extended family? With grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, how do you know when to tell your family about your relationship?
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Are you a take-charge firstborn—or the attention-hungry baby of the family? Where you fall in your family's birth-order hierarchy helps shape your personality and plays a significant role in your relationship. Figuring out your own birth-order personality, and that of your significant other, is simply one strategy you can use to assess your compatibility, adds Catherine Salmon, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Redlands in California, and coauthor of the upcoming book, The Myth of the Middle Child. Here's what you need to know about birth order types—and how they mix, match, mesh or clash.
Remember high school, when meeting the parents was no big deal? All you had to do was roll up and say, "Hi, Mr. Nice to meet you! I'll be over here studying and definitely not making out with your son in his bedroom!