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Long-distance relationships: are they worth fighting for?

Lockdown has seen many couples thrown into an unfamiliar long-distance relationship situation that they probably weren’t expecting to ever have to deal with. Truthfully, months of facetime dates would take their toll on anyone: it’s hard to find new things to talk about when the highlight of your day was that brief government-approved walk. So, […]

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Love in the time of Corona: The modern parody of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

It’s no well-kept secret that along with the inability to venture out of our homes and see our loved ones in person, that love, and sex have taken just as big of a hit since the first lockdown began. Gone were the nights of club hopping, casual sex, and (intimate) Tinder dates. Weddings were postponed […]

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Is it ever okay to change yourself for the sake of a relationship?

With Cupid’s arrow still hanging around following Valentine’s Day, love and relationships remain in the spotlight. The proliferation of social media posts displaying images of ‘happy couples’ can lead to the temptation of wanting to get into a relationship quickly which can lead to changing aspects of yourself to make this into a reality. In an […]

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Stuck in love? Check out these fun Valentine’s Day ideas

If you’re lucky enough to have someone to spoil this Valentine’s Day, why not go all out? Flowers don’t last forever and let’s face it, chocolates disappear before you can say ‘be mine’. So, read on for some unique ways to make a memorable day. Botanical Gardens Take advantage of one of Edinburgh’s many attractions […]

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5 Day Challenge: a lifestyle writer’s first experience with Bumble

Valentine’s Day is upon us and many people will be trying to find their ideal date with the help of dating apps. I heard of Bumble and was interested in the 24-hour time limit to message your match before it permanently expires. Sceptical of dating apps after hearing Tinder horror stories, I was intrigued to find […]