Match (MTCH.Q) and The Meet Group (MEET.Q) join forces to provide love in the age of social distancing

Let’s start with a controversial statement: social distancing is possible for the short term, but unsustainable long term. Our species isn’t evolved to be apart for too long. We need human interaction or switches get flipped in our brains and our mental health deteriorates. Granted, there are of course fringe elements—strange stories about soldiers lost on an island for thirty years following the end of the second world war—but they’re the exception rather than the rule. For most of us isolation is bad news.

1933 Industries (TGIF.C), Cresco Labs (CL.C) and Flower One Holdings (FONE.C) stay the course during the coronavirus

When the Nazis were conducting nightly bombing raids on London and the surrounding territories during the second world war, the citizens would wake up everyday and go about their daily business as if their entire world weren’t in shambles. It made daily life into a form of resistance. This whole coronavirus business isn’t as much of an existential threat as the Battle of Britain was for the UK, at least not yet, but that doesn’t mean that the sentiment is any less present. Even when the virus ramps up and we catch up to the statistics experienced in China, Italy and increasingly, the United States, we’ll need to stay the course because our gardens still need tending, the dishes must be done, and nobody’s going to do it for us.