Gili Benita

Should We Watch Something?

One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been the acceleration of many new romantic relationships. One was between my roommates Eyal and Sam, who had started dating just a few weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak.

A relationship that otherwise might have remained casual blossomed into a 24-7 love affair when Sam moved into our Ridgewood apartment at the beginning of the quarantine. As the relationship developed under lockdown, I became their third wheel.

Although the two are now thousands of miles apart, with Eyal having moved back to Israel, this period allowed them to experience the fear and anxiety of the pandemic together.