The two started texting March 18. They were wed by July after spending much of quarantine together after a romantic date March 24 at Jordan’s place. He made gluten-free pasta from scratch and threw steaks on the grill. They watched the movie PS I Love You and shared a kiss less than two hours after meeting in person for the first time. Jordan’s winning line when they hopped from text to the physical world? “I said, ‘If you come have dinner with me I’m stocked up on toilet paper. I’ll give you a free roll,” he joked. “It was worth the risk.” For two New Yorkers, real-estate agent Gordon von Broock, 53, and hair colourist Alix Mane, 42, pandemic love didn’t start with a dating service. He had been her Instagram crush since late last year and the two had exchanged casual messages. By March, he was a COVID-19 survivor. She spotted a video he put up on Instagram as he regained his strength. “He did not look well,” Mane said.