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Bradley and Tonti, who have been together since they met on Tinder a year ago.

Couple finds love despite uncertainty of dating apps

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 17, 2021

“Should I swipe right or left?” “What if they did not like my pictures?” These are typical questions that go through the minds of those who go on dating apps and want to find love. Online dating...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

Clara Varndell, a sophomore public health major, adjusts her condom fairy wings during Condoms on the K Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The event kicked off Kent Interhall Councils annual Sex Week.

Let’s talk about sex — and how young people might be having less of it

Nicholas Hunter February 13, 2019

Experts say dating apps could be killing your sex driveAt Kent State, we’re not shy about sex.We’ve had Sex Week on campus in previous years, which included Sextoberfest, Condoms on the K, a “Sex...

‘Ghosting,’ an emerging trend in millennial relationships, and may affect their communication skills

Ashley Torres April 4, 2018

The ability to instantly communicate through modern technology brought major changes to the dating scene.“Ghosting” is a new phenomenon amongst the millennial generation where one abruptly ends a romantic...

Tinder Couple GMA screenshot

Kent Tinder match meets on live television for the first time

Ray Padilla July 25, 2017

Tinder is sending two Kent State students to Maui, Hawaii, but first, they needed to meet.Good Morning America (GMA) brought together Josh Avsec, a senior zoology major, and Michelle Arendas, a junior...

Tinder Couple

Tinder sends two Kent State students to Hawaii for their first date

Ray Padilla July 13, 2017

Two Kent State students pack their bags as Tinder sends them to the island of Maui, Hawaii.Josh Avsec, a senior zoology major, and Michelle Arendas, a junior communication studies major, met on Tinder...

Tinder Couple

Tinder kick-starts delayed date by sending Kent State “couple” to Hawaii

Associated Press July 13, 2017

Two Kent State students are set for an epic Tinder date in Hawaii that's been three years in the making.Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas have been sporadically messaging each other on the dating platform...

Photo illustration by Paige Margulies

Sliding into DMs: Dating apps switch up college relationships

Payton Moore April 12, 2017

Online dating. Social media. The chances of meeting someone online are high — and sliding into someone’s DMs could just mean you’re interested in dating. In a study by Pew Research in 2013, roughly...

Sam Karam

Opinion: My issue with Tinder

Samantha Karam November 11, 2015

Social media seems to be all anyone talks about, and rightly so. Apps are constantly evolving to give out information at a faster rate than before. With smartphones we have the whole world in our hands....

Caitlin Smith and Ronnie Exline met on Twitter in 2013. The couple just celebrated their two-year anniversary. 

Scroll, Swipe, Satisfied: Online dating enters the app world

Endya Watson September 7, 2015

From 2005 to present, the online dating scene has hit an all time high, one that Kent State students are in on themselves. The Pew Research Center reported in 2005 that 44 percent of people felt online...

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