Marnie and Desi would have had a tough 2020.
“We have what I call ‘camp rules.’ When one person goes to sleep, the other person goes to sleep. It’s lights-out,” said John Spangler, who started sharing his 425-square-foot Chelsea studio apartment with his boyfriend, Alejandro Mendez, during the pandemic. For many, perhaps even most people, sharing any living space with a partner over the past year and a half has been an unwelcome exercise in forced intimacy. But the most claustrophobic COVID-19 couples experience of all? Sharing a New York studio apartment, a single room where everything from