Forget Hinge and Bumble, Edinburgh Goes Dating is back and better than ever

We know you’re not doing anything else

The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. We’re all bracing for Christmas at Granny’s when relatives you barely know ask you: “So, anyone special in your life?” Cuffing season is upon us yet again, but this time, we’re in a pandemic.

Gone are the days when you could bank on taking someone home from a night out. Gone is the chance to flirt with the cutie who sits next to you in your tutorial. You can’t even eye up your local barista because he’s wearing a mask, and let’s be honest, you don’t know what’s going on under there.

“How will I ever manage to find someone?” you ask. “Will I ever get to tell Great Aunt Julie that I actually do have a boyfriend?” you wonder.

Look no further, singles of Edi. The Tab’s Edinburgh Goes Dating is back again, and this time, we have premium Zoom.

How does it work?

You could have a love like this

Here’s a quick recap of how it all works:

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.

Unfortunately, with various self-isolations and government restrictions, we’re not really in a position to be sending people on in-person dates. So, we’re going to have to stick to Zoom for the foreseeable future (what you do with your second date is up to you!).

If you’re interested in finding the love of your life, you’ll first fill out our highly scientific questionnaire to tell us a bit about yourself. We’ll pair you with someone we think you’ll love based on your responses. We’ll then message you both individually (check your Facebook DMs!) to get things started and find out when you’re free.

The dates will all be from the comfort of your own 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.

It’s all virtual so things could get a bit 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. And we’ll be on standby in case you have any kind of issues or technical difficulties.

You have no excuse not to. No one has a social life right now, and the love of your life could very well be on the other side of a Google form.

If eternal happiness is something that sounds good to you, go ahead and fill out our questionnaire here.

Edinburgh Goes Dating accepts and encourages applicants from all backgrounds, genders, and sexualities. 

Participants must be University students.

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.

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