This isn't based on a real event, just the fact that lots of people find that they become more attractive to the opposite sex when they're involved with someone. It's a strange phenomenon.
This also marks the end of Anything Goes for a while. As both Mer and myself are unable to work on the comic for the time being, it is officially on hiatus. We'll update when we can, but it certainly won't be every day (and not even likely every week for a while)