Real Bonds

All about relationships and relatable-connections: Real stories, Modern relationships, Relationship specialists.

I Believe #couplegoals is Toxic. Here’s why.

Granted, you should have healthy standards when it comes to your relationships. But setting unrealistic and aesthetic standards that are impossible to uphold is doing your love life more harm than good.

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Love Pending Government Approval

When your happily-ever-after is a green card away. Here’s the story of Audrey and Kumar, and how their love was waiting Government Approval

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The ZOOM Class of 2020

The Life of a University Student During the 2020 Pandemic. ZOOM, socializing and how the distance manifested in the community.

Lovers planning life from a distance

Oceans Apart, But Close at Heart

With the space between ourselves and our loved ones growing enormously, the topic of long distance relationships has been on my mind.

LDR

The Long & Short of It: Comparing a New and Long-term LDR

When we enter the dating game, long distance relationships aren’t the ideal that most of us envision. Yet, there’s a decent amount of evidence that more of us are in an LDR than ever before. Here’s what we found.

Distance is Everything

How a rare eye disease shaped the way I see the importance of keeping the right distance in life, love and everything in between.

A Man alone in a bar in New York City

Not Out and About: The Impacts of COVID on the New York City Gay Scene

While all of us are familiar with the isolation brought on by the pandemic, New York’s gay scene suffered from an additional problem: losing touch with a found family and community that made them feel accepted and free.

We’re Locked-in: Moving in Together During Lockdown

It sounds like a premise ripped straight out of a sitcom’s pilot script: Two couples…

Long Distance Relationship Dates

Bridging the Longest Distance

Unique quarantine dates for your Long Distance Relationship