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Why you should choose a dining hall date

Students eat at the Ikenberry Dinning Hall and enjoy the multiple cuisines it has to offer.
February 9, 2017

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...

How to tell if your fling is becoming something more

Students gather at Joe's Brewery to watch the Cubs game on September 23, 2016.
February 9, 2017

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...

How to prep for a date

How to prep for a date
February 9, 2017

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...

How to escape a bad date

Black Dog Smoke and Ale House serves The Daily Illini Dish of the Week, a beef brisket drizzled with Georgia peach barbecue sauce and a side of sweet potato fries. The restaurant, located on Broadway Ave. in Urbana, usually has a line of people outside waiting to eat just before it opens every day.
February 9, 2017

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...

Valentine’s Day can be independence day for singles

February 9, 2017

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....

The benefits and drawbacks of long-distance relationships

The benefits and drawbacks of long-distance relationships
February 9, 2017

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...

Spread the love this Valentine’s season

Volunteers John Neff and Tony Peressini work together to prepare a fresh salad to be served at lunch at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen on Nov. 10, 2015.
February 9, 2017

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...

The Daily Illini saves your date

The Daily Illini saves your date
February 9, 2017

“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...

Unique ways to impress your date

The Art Theater Co-op, located on Church Street in downtown Champaign, celebrates its centennial this week. It often plays contemporary films not shown at other local movie theaters.
February 9, 2017

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...

Valentine’s Day for same-sex couples

Valentine's Day for same-sex couples
February 9, 2017

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,...

University students give their definition of “hooking up”

February 9, 2017

“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...

5 best date locations in Champaign-Urbana

5 best date locations in Champaign-Urbana
February 9, 2017

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...

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