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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Love really is a game sometimes. But when we turn it into a competition where every contestant needs perfect scores, the game starts to become a little rigged.

OPINION: Lower your dating expectations

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 24, 2022

Dating apps are as successful for me as a water puddle is successful for a computer. I have tried them out on several occasions — Tinder, Bumble, Taimi, Hinge, you name it — and always ended up...

We should have a Neds Declassified School Survival Guide-esque attitude toward dating. We are all just figuring it out.

Embrace hookup culture

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist December 6, 2021

Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Grindr and OkCupid are only a few of the dating apps and websites that have made meeting that special someone a whole lot easier.  Our very own Cougs are their users. As...

When people pop in and out of our DMs, it can be hard to let go.

Exorcising the ghosts in your DMs

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2021

I seem to have a group of specters who attached themselves to my phone. These phantoms usually materialize with a direct message to remind me they still exist, then fade into the darkness to be heard...

Surprisingly, in a society where love is at the forefront of socializing, we are ridiculed for feeling incomplete without it.

Love your loneliness

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 29, 2021

I am 19 and have never dated. Cue the violins. A friend told me a couple weeks ago that romance is a social construct. I would say that is mostly true. After all, we do not necessarily need romantic...

Watch two awful people fall in love with each other based on a foundation of lies and deceit.

Movie review: Swipe left on ‘Love Hard’

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist November 29, 2021

It is the middle of November, Netflix. So tell me, why are you releasing Christmas movies? Halloween candy is only a few weeks old, and Thanksgiving has just passed. Even if it were time for holiday movies,...

Alex McCollum poses in front of Murrow Hall.

Breaking glass

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2021

If there was one word I had to pick to describe gay dating in a small town with a big college, it might be “brutal.” To preface, I am well aware that as a young, white, gay man, I can say with...

Online dating platforms allow users to establish connections with others they would not have met under conventional circumstances.

The sea is not full of catfish

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist October 21, 2021

In this day and age, especially with the pandemic looming over our heads, it is extremely difficult to find potential partners in person. Everyone is too busy to physically go out and meet new people. Thus,...

The vibes seem off on this dating app, which seems like a last ditch effort after Tinder and Bumble.

OkCupid: Dating app review

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

Hey, it's Victoria, and I am back to continue the seemingly endless rabbit hole that is online dating. This week, I decided to pick OkCupid, an online dating platform that has been around since 2004. I...

Hinge: Dating app review

Hinge: Dating app review

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2021

Welcome to the beginning of a long series exploring the confusing, exciting and weird world of online dating. Dating apps have always seemed like a form of entertainment to me — almost like a game....

OPINION: Satire: How to lose a guy in two hours

OPINION: Satire: How to lose a guy in two hours

DIANA RIOS February 25, 2021

Dating is a formal and fun way of finding a partner, in all seriousness. But you might find yourself in a situation where a date turned awkward, uncomfortable, or just outright terrible. No matter what...

Getting over an ex is difficult. Journaling, talking to someone and practicing mindfulness can help ease the pain of a break-up.

Ask Emma: I need help getting over my ex

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor February 23, 2021

Dear Emma, I dated this person on and off for four years, and I just found out they are dating someone else. Needless to say, I am distraught. Sure, we were “off” at the time they started dating...

“People are experiencing a lot of social isolation, which not only impacts dating relationships but impacts individual well-being,” said Jennah Strathausen, Cougar Health Services doctoral psychology intern.

Mental health series discusses dating safely during COVID-19

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 12, 2021

WSU students learned about dating safely during a COVID-19 Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services.  There are no clear rules to dating amid a pandemic. It can be a struggle for...

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