Meeting My Husband During the Pandemic

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Shaishav and I became exclusive a couple months after our first date. We felt it was safer to hang out outdoors, so we had to get creative for date-night activities, like walking around a park or going to a farmers market. (Beth LaBerge/KQED News)

Meeting new people as an adult is hard enough, whether it’s dating or meeting new friends. Then the pandemic happened, and it got even more difficult.

But there are success stories out there. KQED Silicon Valley reporter Adhiti Bandlamudi did start dating someone during the pandemic. And in a recent episode of The California Report Magazine, she spoke with host Sasha Khokha about what that was like — and how it led to a connection she wasn’t expecting.

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