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Everything you need to know about the launch of Tinder Uni

Tinder, the world’s most popular dating app, has launched a new feature called Tinder Uni. The feature allows users to limit their potential matches to students from their own university.  The feature can also be expanded to include students from neighbouring universities.  When The Student asked Edinburgh students what they thought of the new feature, […]

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Cancel Culture Trio: Rise of the Digital Dating Scene

Once upon a time, a brand new dating show hit our screens over the summer of 2015. Far from being the first successful dating show, Love Island changed the game. With season 8 airing in June 2022, and seasons showing in over 20 different countries, Love Island has achieved reality-tv gold status. But why are […]

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Love (or lack thereof) in the Time of Corona

It was a warm, sunny day in Edinburgh. It was no longer snowing, and Spring seems close by. The Meadows is packed with happy couples picnicking. How sad is it that one nice day is enough to turn the Meadows into a dating hotspot? This is what dating has become: A few messages on Tinder, […]

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Love in the Time of Corona: A Tale of Two Flatmates

This article is a part of our series Love in the Time of Corona. If you have any interesting or scandalous love, relationship, or sex stories of your own during the pandemic, reach out to us! We’d love to hear all about it… The effect of lockdown on relationships has got lawyers predicting a rise in […]

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The highs and lows of TV dating

CW: ableism The spectacle of TV dating exploded onto our screens with The Undateables in 2012, followed by First Dates in 2013 and Naked Attraction in 2016. These shows all offer a more realistic look into the dating lives of the British public, far more than Love Island ever will.  TV dating offers some of […]

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Corona cuffing: pressing fast-forward on the dating scene

For those who are oblivious to this new term, ‘corona cuffing’, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It simply refers to the more prevalent fast-forward attitude in the dating scene since lockdown started. Whilst people in already established relationships are dealing with increased pressure, working from home, perhaps juggling home-schooling their children on top of this, […]

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The politics of sex and dating at an international university

From an early age, it is engrained in us that to be successful in life we need a university degree. But the unspoken yet established part of attending university is to ‘experience things’. This ambiguous phrase is repeated to us from an early age and it is not as abstract as it might sound. We […]

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Five Guys a Week

Five Guys a Week arrives on our screens as a composite of reality TV excess and perversion. Blending Love is Blind, Come Dine with Me and your most horrific fever dream, the show is Channel 4’s latest contribution to the television dating canon, less explicitly pornographic than Naked Attraction but ultimately more depraved. The concept […]