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Ask Aunty Annabel: the Dilemma Dater

Aunty Annabel gives advice on seeing multiple men, developing feelings in non-exclusive relationships, and talking to yourself drunkenly in Spoons.

Written by Bella Stock; illustration by Iris Bowdler

“From a purely practical perspective, it’s not easy to schedule a full-on dating life with life as an Oxford student, but it’s also emotionally (never mind physically…) draining to be *cough* ‘amorous’ with multiple people.”

Lifestyle Relationships

The ‘ick’: are we being unreasonable?

I was walking with a friend recently when she pointed out a man wearing sandals with jeans. “That gives me the ick”, she said. This was the start of her so-called “ick list”, which consisted of gems such as “when a man is rude to his mum”, or the arguably less valid “using an escalator” Read More…

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Everyday Economics: Dating and the Commons

If coordination were possible, an agreement between all users to send fewer and higher-quality messages would generate the greatest benefit to the dating pool as a whole. That’s not to discourage some of the most disastrously bizarre Tinder messages, which have provided hours of entertainment to users and meme pages across the globe.

Lifestyle Relationships

Date Tonight Cafe Review

Date Tonight Cafe is an online dating service, specifically for lockdown. You sign up, answer a few questions, and get sent a Zoom link to click on at a specific time. Unlike RAG Blind Date,  you can’t Facebook stalk the person in advance so, naturally, I assumed (as any reasonable person would) that I would Read More…


The travel guide to Oxford boys

As an Oxford girl, you might have had a variety of romantic liaisons over your time here. And as a high achiever, you like making to-do lists. As term comes to a close and students prepare for home and travels, two ladies channel their frustration at their romantic endeavours into the brochure we all wish Read More…