Bored in the house? Sign up for Edinburgh Goes Dating: Zoom Edition!

Zoom Zoom Zoom, I want you in my room.

You’ve been home for five weeks now. You’re bored and let’s face it, a little lonely. Maybe you want to try out dating over Facetime. But hometown Bumble is grim, and you have no one new to graft. What should you do?

The Tab Edinburgh is here to help. We’re taking the phenomenon, Edinburgh Goes Dating, viral.

If you live under a rock and don’t know what Edinburgh Goes Dating is, here’s a quick recap of the past five times we’ve done it:

We look at responses to a questionnaire, and based on what people have said, we pair two people up who we think are each other’s happily ever after. We send them on a blind date, hope for the best, and write it all up in an article.

However, in times of corona, we’ve had to change things up a bit.

We asked if Edinburgh students would be interested in going on dates virtually, and positive responses flooded in. So, Edinburgh Goes Dating is heading to Zoom.

Here’s how it’ll work:

The beginning part will be the same: we pair you with someone we think you’ll love based on your responses to our very scientific questionnaire. We’ll then message you both individually (check your Facebook DMs!) to get things started and find out when you’re free.

Obviously the date location will be the same for everyone – the comfort of your home. However, to keep things spicy, we’ll decide on a theme to match the time you’re free. Morning dates could ask you to bring your own coffee, and dates at night might ask you to bring a glass of wine or a fancy cocktail.

Who’s excited for a virtual dinner date??

It’s a virtual first date, so things could get a little awkward. That’s why we’ll set up the Zoom meeting for you. We’ll also make up a list of questions for you to ask the other person if things start to get a bit sticky. Finally, it’s not like we have a premium Zoom account – your date only has to be forty minutes.

Are you convinced? Ready to restart your search for love in times of COVID-19?

Sign up using the link below:

Edinburgh Goes Dating Sign Up

Please note that in order to participate in Edinburgh Goes Dating you must be comfortable having your name, a photo of yourself and your post-date feedback published on The Edinburgh Tab. Sadly there are no exceptions to this condition.