/ 14 July 2021

Apropos of Nothing – love edition

South Korea has reached “maximum crisis level” thanks to COVID, and there’s one thing for it – slow down the music listened to in gyms. Anything with a tempo higher than 120 beats/min is out. As a public health response, it’s up there with Japan’s 2020 rollercoaster advisory

New research says about two-thirds of couples are friends for almost 2 years before getting involved. The catch: what ‘friendship’ means is not the same for everyone, researchers found.

And move over Tinder/Bumble, Iran has a new dating app to help facilitate “lasting and informed marriage”. To ensure things are locked down, “service consultants” will “accompany” a new couple for 4 years after the wedding. Oh, the intimacy…

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