LOVE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE: Rural matchmaking programme returns to British television

London – VIJAY SHAH via BBC While city dwellers have many means and places at their disposal to find their special someone, it is more of a challenge for their country cousins. With smaller villages and fewer places to meet up, not to mention the toughness of rural life, people in the country have to work that little bit harder to couple up.   The United Kingdom’s public service broadcaster, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been a helping hand to lonely countryside hearts lately, with a difference. They will be meeting their other half via the concrete jungle, with … Continue reading LOVE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE: Rural matchmaking programme returns to British television

OLD-FASHIONED COURTING: Oxford University student launches ‘chivalrous dating’ website

In a dating scene that often complicates relationships and gender behaviours, and where many new dating sites seem to encourage casual hookups, a new dating website launched by a graduate from a top UK university plans to return to old-fashioned courting values, like¬†the man making ‘the first move’. While many will applaud the website’s emphasis on traditional values, the dating portal could well raise questions of sexism and the perpetration of outdated concepts of dating behaviour. In a nod to the ideals of days past, the¬†website features vintage black-and-white images of romantic couples, with the catchy handwritten slogan “good old-fashioned … Continue reading OLD-FASHIONED COURTING: Oxford University student launches ‘chivalrous dating’ website