The initial surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 demanded my partner and I enter a long distance relationship that—unbeknownst to us at the time—would stretch on for over a year. Physically, we were only separated by a few cities, but given the circumstances, it felt like a far-removed idea[Read More…]
Love in the time of COVID-19
For university students, dating does not always mean heartfelt conversations over candlelit dinners. In fact, dating rarely means going on dates at all. Instead, dating can mean late night hookups after long hours spent in the library. It can mean watching Netflix to fill the silence, and avoiding labels in[Read More…]
What my parents’ polyamory taught me
It was a peculiar sequence of events: I remember walking downstairs and seeing my mother lying down with someone else in our living room. I remember my dad coming home from yet another business trip. It had been about two weeks since I’d last seen him. I remember sitting in[Read More…]
It’s cuffing season: Is getting into a relationship really the best way to survive the cold?
It’s over a month into second semester, and everybody knows what that means: “Cuffing season” has been in full swing for a while now. That time of the year when singles are more inclined to dive into comforting, albeit often temporary, relationships to keep warm during the cold months is[Read More…]
Ask Ainsley: How do I manage a long-distance Valentine’s Day?
Dear Ainsley, Last year, my significant other of three years graduated and moved to Vancouver while I remained at McGill. We have always gone out and celebrated Valentine’s Day together by doing something special. This is our first year apart on this holiday, and I don’t know what I can[Read More…]