Thought experiment / story: Albert the Alien sits atop a non-accelerating comet traveling 0.5c. He approaches earth, barely missing it, and passes on by. After he has passed Earth, he looks back toward it with his ultra-sensitive telescope and sees the face of Hyphy the Human. Hyphy the Human watches from her condo balcony with her ultra-sensitive telescope and sees the face of Albert the Alien. Suppose at this moment they are exactly the same age. It is love at first sight. One problem though. To Albert, earth is moving away at 0.5c so time is slowing down for Hyphy, making her appear younger and younger relavitve him. To Hyphy, the comet is moving away at 0.5c so time is slowing down for Albert, making him appear younger and younger relative to her. After staring deeply into each other's eyes for a long time, both give up hope because they feel like the other is too good for them. Question: What is wrong with this picture? Obviously time isn't slowing down for both. Also, notice that the original Twin paradox is resolved because the twin on the space ship eventually accelerates, comes to a stop, and accelerates back up to a constant v and returns to earth. This does not occur here.