Love life now a days is so much more confusing, than it used to be in the past. Today there is so many ways that people can be in love.
Two boys, two girls, a boy and a girl or the so called “non gender”. You can build up a family of two moms and a dad or two dads and a mom, or a thousand for that matter. And it can be very hard to get out of the closet, just because you are homosexual.
It is written in the present of Wales, England. It is mentioned in the text: “By 2001 the Welsh Assembly Government was keen to hear from gays and lesbians across Wales – about their experiences of prejudice, their grievances and their aspirations” (page 2, line 4).
As a reader we can also sense, that this short story, was not written in the 17th century. Because in the 17th century it was very forbitten to be together in any other way than as a boy and a girl.
The language and the style, that this text is written in, is very normal. I would call it an everyday language. It is not street, but neither is it formally.