I was asked to answer the question "If I watch my partner die, in front of me, in the chat room - can I get a bye into the next round".*G* Citing of course precedent of your roomate dying and getting straight A's for that semester in college. . .
After some thought I decided that yes, if your partner actually does indeed die, in the chat room, in front of witnesses and you can provide documentation such as a certificate of death that will be be immune from the vote for a week. But we have to be sure they aren't just pining for the fjords and are in fact actually dead. Not just "mostly dead". We also must verify that they are not harboring any true love, since as we know, people can be brought back to life to pursue that.
In order to qualify for this important exemption you must present the certificate, and the body for examination. We will then remove the head and burn the remains to avoid any more "zombie romance outbreaks".
Hope that answers the question.