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‘Now I know love is real!’ The people who gave up on romance – then found it in lockdown
Dating apps can be difficult and daunting at the best of times, and many users give up on them entirely. But for some the pandemic was a chance to reassess their priorities, and they were able to forge a much deeper connection

Lizzie Cernik

16, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘There’s risk in everything, right?’ The serendipity and agony of dating your neighbour
Finding love across the back fence or apartment corridor is a high-risk, high-reward proposition. Convenient? Yes. But also, potentially, mortifying

Katie Cunningham

11, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Blind date: ‘I was mid-prosecco swig when he told me he didn’t drink’
Johnny, 24, artist, meets Gen, 23, postgraduate student

11, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Home affairs: New Zealanders forced to turn to dating sites to find a mortgage mate
Tinder profiles reveal desperate reality of trying to buy a home as survey shows housing is the number one concern for Kiwis, ranked above Covid

Tess McClure in Christchurch

07, Sep, 2021 @3:04 AM

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Blind date: ‘We disagreed about whether aliens existed’
Cam, 26, consultant, meets Ash, 29, police analyst

04, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How we met: ‘I thought, there’s a hottie in philosophy class!’
Zoe, 37, and Tim, 45, met at night school in 2012 and were engaged six weeks later. They live in York with their two dogs

Lizzie Cernik

30, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Blind date: ‘By the time I arrived, he was best mates with the manager’
Tandeka, 29, content designer, meets Eamon, 31, postgraduate student

28, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Do dress up, don’t get drunk: how to have a great virtual date
Lockdown or no lockdown, the video-call date is here to stay. Experts reveal how to look your best, keep the conversation flowing and turn that online spark into a face-to-face meeting

Emine Saner

24, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Blind date: ‘We talked about The Twits, nits and taxidermy’
Poppy, 28, actor, meets Lucy, 27, social worker

21, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Blind date: ‘I had to attack my oyster with a knife’
Hal, 28, cyber security manager, meets Izzy, 28, trainee clinical psychologist

14, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Sales funnels’ and high-value men: the rise of strategic dating
While courtship handbooks have always existed, for some women new technologies have both facilitated and necessitated a change in approach

Katie Cunningham

07, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Blind date: ‘He dealt with the fish falling off his taco very smoothly’
Esteban, 31, stores and shipping assistant, meets Sofia, 29, midwife

07, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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