A long distance relationship can lead to multiple benefits for a couple, despite the common stereotype that it will most likely result in breakup, writes Anna Tolkien CM ‘24.
Pop culture columnist Anna Tolkien CM ’24 praises the nuanced depiction of work/life boundaries and everyday relationships in “Hacks.”
A return to campus has brought new challenges coupled with romanticized expectations, says Abby Loiselle PO ’23.
Lillian Perlmutter SC ’21 examines the origin of the word “chaotic” and the significance of its frequent use in Claremont queer dating circles. “For some, to be chaotic, to attract and emit unwieldy intensity — is a magnetic, magical quality, like being the human equivalent of a third tequila shot,” she writes.
Meghan Condas SC ’22 talks about receiving old-fashioned dating advice from her mother and how her relationship with hookup culture has evolved.
Cecil the Sagehoe details a saucy week full of dates, hookups, and self-reflection. “My path to self-discovery involved roundabouts, shitty lube and tons of introspection, but I came out with a better understanding of what I want from my interactions with men,” they write.
Ella Boyd SC ’21 provides a playlist of 5 songs for any romantic scenario, from love to lust to heartbreak. “Love’s intricacies and realities shouldn’t be ignored; after all, the experiences of yearning, heartbreak, confusion, nerves and sensuality are intertwined with love,” she writes.
Relationship columnist Meghan Condas SC ’22 reflects on the challenges of developing meaningful relationships with men at a women’s college.
It’s okay to like a problematic piece of media, so long as you’re willing to acknowledge its flaws and failures.