We asked Cardiff students for their worst lockdown dating stories and they delivered

“gave me Covid and then cheated on me”

Lockdown 3.0 has been, for many students, the worst yet for love lives. It has cut off VITAL lifelines. Catching eye contact with the cute boy at the gym, nope. You’ve been stuck with your parents for a lot longer than you anticipated, and let’s be honest you’ve been through all the people you knew at home when you were 15 so there is no hope there.

We asked Cardiff students for their worst lockdown dating stories, and here’s what they had to say…

‘gave me Covid and then cheated on me’

Giving or getting Covid from the person you fancy. Yes, a very Covid dating story, which has become all too familiar. If you’re unlucky enough to have found yourself in this situation, you’ll feel the betrayal already creeping back into your heart just by reading this.

Let’s face it, no one wants to give anyone Covid – let alone the person you are trying to seduce. In the words of Sade, you would have to be a smooth operator to still seem sexy after giving your one night stand Covid. One Cardiff Uni student told The Cardiff Tab, they ‘gave me Covid then cheated on me’. Ouch. Long gone are those days where you worry about who you picked up from the SU and what they could give you….

The tragic facetime calls…

If you are one of the lucky ones that have managed to defy EVERYTHING working against them, and have found the love of your life, then you have now hit the stage of keeping the convo up, and even throwing in a cheeky Facetime here and there.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with actually seeing the person you are talking to every once in a while, even if it is virtually, but it is bloody awkward. Who knew that in 2021 facetiming the person you are talking to would be a thing? And it is as awkward as it sounds. Dodgy internet connection, one of you is more drunk than the other, and trying to be sexy doesn’t work as well when ‘poor connection’ blurs out ya face.

‘got ghosted by my next-door neighbour’

The only person Covid has made life easier for is those who ghost. Yes, you know who you are! And, if you’re reading this, then I guess you won’t feel any guilt because your tactic of getting rid of someone is the WORST and you clearly have no feelings. One Cardiff Uni student told us, they ‘got ghosted by my next-door neighbour’. Charming.

You’ll deffo see each other again when you’re popping out for some milk, but will both just have to pretend the other doesn’t exist. Not awkward at all. I think I might actually prefer my ghosts 100% invisible thanks.

Ghosting seems to have become a preferred method of dating, or not dating, during Covid and it sucks.

The constant migration between home and uni

We all know the drill now, when lockdowns are announced most students make the decision of whether to stay at home or go back to uni. This, for some people, really messes with the plain sailing of dating. One student told The Cardiff Tab, they ‘got attached after one date and then he went home coz of lockdown and haven’t seen him’.

We feel your pain. Not being able to see your beloved, or the person you are very much trying to make your beloved, is difficult. Of course, you can Facetime but as discussed, this method is painful.

Sturgeon and Drakeford really are causing havoc to my long-distance love life

All in all, there have been some truly awful lockdown dating stories. However, if anything, this shows the dedication to love that Cardiff students have, and at least that is inspiring. Better days are to come and at least summer is on its way, where literally EVERYONE gets a plus 5, so not all is lost. Focus on this time as the emotional prep for your debut on the 21st June.

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