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Why you should choose a dining hall date

Why you should choose a dining hall date

Nora Halleran, Supplements writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

Are you looking for a reasonably priced, romantic Valentine’s Day destination? A dining hall could be the perfect place for you. It's a relaxed, comfortable and casual place to grab a meal with a college crush. Some dining halls even have special menus for the day. Bromley Hall is celebrating Valenti...

How to tell if your fling is becoming something more

How to tell if your fling is becoming something more

Jessica Potempa, Supplements Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

The typical college lifestyle can make dating such a perplexing process for students. Balancing late nights at the library as well as managing a new relationship can seem impossible. As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, the seasonal feelings attached to this holiday might confuse your emotions e...

How to prep for a date

How to prep for a date

Madeline Galassi, Supplements editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

All dates have one thing in common: They can cause a lot of stress. Whether you’re going on your first or 10th date with someone, going into it can be nerve-wracking, and it’s easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself. Following these five steps will help you stress less and have a great time. 1...

How to escape a bad date

How to escape a bad date

Holiday Tang, Supplements writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

Dates: They can be fun, but unfortunately, a lot of times they can leave you wanting to run. Everyone is used to coming home from a date and having friends crowd around and ask, “How did it go?” Anyone can have a bad date for a variety of reasons: strange sense of humor, awkward silence, lack of c...

Valentine’s Day can be independence day for singles

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

Who said celebrating Valentine’s Day as a single person has to be depressing? These days, Valentine’s Day has almost become more associated with lonely singles than people in actual relationships. This is perhaps because people in relationships feel pity for single people on Valentine’s Day, the...

The benefits and drawbacks of long-distance relationships

The benefits and drawbacks of long-distance relationships

Harrison Lindholm, Supplements writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

Long-distance relationships are known to be difficult. Like all relationships, long-distance relationships demand work. The more work you put into your relationship the more you can get out of it. There are many difficulties in any relationship, but long-distance relationships are unique. When you ...

Spread the love this Valentine’s season

Spread the love this Valentine’s season

Madeline Galassi, Supplements editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

As Feb. 14 rolls around, love is in the air, but there are ways to show it other than spending time with your significant other. Giving back to the Champaign-Urbana community can be just as satisfying as going on a romantic date. Here are a few ways to pay it forward this Valentine's Day season. Champaign County ...

The Daily Illini saves your date

The Daily Illini saves your date

February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

“My worst date ever was during my junior year of high school. I was dating this boy, who I will call Steve (which isn’t his real name). One night Steve invited me over for dinner at his house with his family. I was surprised, seeing as I had never met his family, and cautiously accepted his invita...

Unique ways to impress your date

Unique ways to impress your date

Kyra Kirsh, Supplements Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

February has finally arrived, and anticipating the “day of love” has put men and women everywhere in their annual panic. For the men, it is time to start your hunt for wow-worthy date ideas; for the women, it is time to start strategically slipping in casual hints of your hatred for the typical ...

Valentine’s Day for same-sex couples

Valentine’s Day for same-sex couples

Jillian Kaehler, Supplements Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

In 2008, greeting card megastore Hallmark first released cards tailored to gay and lesbian couples. This was at a time when only two states in America recognized gay marriage. Over the past nine years, huge strides have been made in the fight for marriage equality and overall LGBTQ rights; however, ...

University students give their definition of “hooking up”

Jillian Kaehler, Supplements writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

“OMG did you guys hook up?” “We only hooked up, nothing serious.” “I heard they’re hooking up, is that true?” But what does that mean? With all this talk that students hear, give or take at least once a day, does anybody truly know the definition of hooking up? Merriam-Webster says hooki...

5 best date locations in Champaign-Urbana

5 best date locations in Champaign-Urbana

Madeline Galassi, Supplements editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Dating Guide, Special Sections

Champaign-Urbana is a hot spot for college life, so finding a place for a romantic date night that doesn’t involve bars or fast food can be a challenge. Whether you’ve been together for years, or you aren’t quite sure if you’re together at all, there’s a place in town sure to please all of y...