A Groom, by Proxy, on Zoom

On Friday, April 17, Veronica Wickline, 26, a part-time Latin teacher and writer, stood at the altar at St. Peter, a Roman Catholic church in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Little Washington, Va. Dressed in her wedding dress, veil and pearl earrings, she was there to get married. But the man standing…

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It was an On-Time Proposal

Peter Harrison knew the newly opened TWA hotel at Kennedy Airport in Queens was just the place to propose to Jennifer Markas. “We both love architectural history and midcentury modern design,’’ Ms. Markas said. She packed 1960s-looking outfits for the one-night getaway there, including a Kate Spade red polka dot dress to go with the…

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No Debating Their Love

A disagreement about the politics of confrontation was at the heart of the first conversation that Kelly Witwicki Faddegon and Jacy Reese Anthis had when they met, at the beginning of summer in 2014. She was living in a house in Oakland, Calif., as an employee of a small animal-rights organization. He was in the…

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Singles Have to Think Outside the Screen

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Cedric DuBose of Houston was completing a nine-week online course called “Love Alchemy.” The workshop, intended to get him thinking about his relationship skills, was a prerequisite to hiring Amari Ice, a Washington-based matchmaker. Image Mr. Ice’s matchmaking services include teaching clients how to write the perfect dating profile. “Your…

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