It can be far too easy to switch off and forget about current affairs under lockdown, especially if, like me, you live in a small town far from all the action. There is so much going on right…
With so many of these services out there, we decided to ask some questions of our own so that you can decide whether OxMatch is a match for you.
I’m drawn towards the sincerity of the handwritten sentiment, be that loving or loathing, and the fragility of the material article, its capacity to be lost and found in life’s flotsam and jetsam, rather than the text which loiters in cyberspace.
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…
Talking to soft bois about their love of Tame Impala and the demons that they’re running from no longer seems strange but worryingly normal.
Virtual dates may not have the same level of intimacy as physical ones, but they are still a unique and effective way of connecting, experiencing the world, and even feeling romantic together – be that via multi- or single-player games, or on streaming services.
What’s so detrimental about being in lockdown with the love of your life, I hear you ask?
“It’s like the virtual equivalent of making eye contact with someone you might know in public only for them to quickly avert their eyes and pretend like they didn’t see you … but they definitely did.”
“Zoom dates aren’t perfect, although they inarguably do have a 100% contraception rate. In fact, once quarantine is over, I might ditch face-to-face dates altogether.”
“If Tinder were a place, it would be Fever. Specifically, Fever on a Tuesday night , a time when we almost certainly have better things to be doing with our time than dancing the night away to Akon remixed with S-Club 7, or idly swiping the night away from the comfort of your own bed.”
In the first of her weekly column, Alice Garnett explores whether Tinder really is the Land of Opportunity we might hope it to be.