Skinner movie date gets five-star rating

Skinner movie date gets five-star rating

BY GRACE FITZGERALD

We set up first-years Aleasha* and Daphne* on a movie date in Skinner Hall. Aleasha described herself as a “dynamic and dedicated person looking for someone caring who she could make laugh.” Daphne, a self-described film studies nerd was looking for someone to watch movies with and be close to. Their similar senses of humor and a love of film made them seem like the perfect match!

MoRomance expands to the Five Colleges

MoRomance expands to the Five Colleges

BY GRACE FITZGERALD ’20

It can get lonely in the Pioneer Valley. To address this, we at MoRomance are sending MoHos on blind dates with fellow Five College students to find love! After all, isn’t that what the consortium was created for? We set up Mount Holyoke first-year Suzie* and Hampshire second-year Stephen* for our inaugural Five College date. Suzie described herself as an outgoing, energetic and vivacious person seeking someone who she can be comfortable and intimate with. Stephen, a musician, was looking for someone who loves music and can appreciate his offbeat sense of humor. Their shared love of movies and the arts seemed to make for a perfect match. We sent them on a date to the Smith College Art Museum followed by bubble tea in Northampton. The two met in the lobby of the art museum, and here’s what happened… 

Vita and Virginia: A literary love story

Vita and Virginia: A literary love story

BY GRACE FITZGERALD ’20

This week, we set up senior Virginia* with first-year Vita* on a movie date in Clapp to watch “Romeo + Juliet.” Vita described herself as an open-minded person who is fascinated by the world. As a self-described hopeless romantic, Virginia wanted someone she could talk about the depths of her soul with. Vita, who wants to know a little about everything, seemed like a perfect fit! Mid-’90s Leonardo DiCaprio plus the Clapp sloth sounded like the recipe for romance to us. The two met in Clapp to begin their date, and here’s how it went…

Dawn and Miranda: “It is a blind date after all”

Dawn and Miranda:  “It is a blind date after all”

BY GRACE FITZGERALD ’20

This week we set up junior Dawn* with senior Miranda* on a date at Thirsty Mind. Dawn described themself as a corny food lover seeking a caring and sarcastic person to spend time with. Miranda described herself as a gregarious and caring person looking for someone to get coffee with and make laugh. Their mutual caring nature and love of art made them seem like the perfect pair! The two wore their cutest red outfits and met in Thirsty Mind. Here’s what happened… 

Aleasha & Daphne: Movie date gets five star rating

Aleasha & Daphne: Movie date gets five star rating

BY GRACE FITZGERALD ’20

This week we set up first-years Aleasha* and Daphne* on a movie date in Skinner Hall, where the pair found a room stocked with movie snacks and a copy of “The Princess Bride.” Aleasha is a “dynamic and dedicated person looking for someone caring who she could make laugh.” Daphne is a film studies nerd looking for someone to watch movies with and be close to. Their similar senses of humor and a love of film made them seem like the perfect match! Here’s how it went...

Taylor and Elliott: Neighbors get closer

Taylor and Elliott: Neighbors get closer

BY GRACE FITZGERALD ’20

First-year Taylor* was looking for someone she would be happy to spend time with. Elliott* — also a first-year — was looking for a partner with complimentary vibes. Both envisioned going out for coffee and getting to know each other as their perfect date.  This week we set Taylor and Elliot up on a date to get coffee before visiting  the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College. What could be more romantic than a walk amongst dinosaur fossils on a winter day? The two met on the PVTA and here’s what happened…

Penelope and Helen: Love and music in the air

Penelope and Helen: Love and music in the air

BY GRACE FITZGERALD ’20 

It’s Valentine’s Day season and love is in the air! For this special edition of MoRomance, we set up junior Penelope* with senior Helen* on a romantic date to drink coffee, listen to live music and potentially fall in love

Frida and Georgia: Crafting romance?

Frida and Georgia: Crafting romance?

BY GRACE FITZGERALD ’20

We at MoRomance are working diligently to help MoHos find new love, or at least a new pal this Valentine’s season. This week we set up “cute but anxious” sophomore Frida* with junior Georgia,* who described themself as “funny but quiet.” The two seemed like a good match. Both said that they love art, so we thought an arts and crafts date in Mead’s Golden Pear would be perfect. The pair arrived to find the common room stocked up with origami paper, coloring pages and Shrinky Dinks for an afternoon of crafts and romance. 

Laura and Caroline: An Aquarius meets a Gemini

Laura and Caroline: An Aquarius meets a Gemini

BY ELEANOR HARRIS ’20

At MoRomance, we’re strong supporters of the November rule, so it wasn’t easy for us to make a tiny exception for first-year Caroline* and sophomore Laura.* They seemed perfect for each other — and, in all fairness, it was Oct. 24. 

Jeannette and Mary: Under the stars, underwhelmed

Jeannette and Mary: Under the stars, underwhelmed

BY ELEANOR HARRIS ’20

What could be more romantic than a picnic under the stars ... with a stunning view of the Delles parking lot? This weekend, we sent sophomore Jeannette* and junior Mary* on a late-night date to snack on chocolate, play truth or dare and hopefully fall in love.

Hannah and Rose: “Are you here for the MoRomance thing?”

Hannah and Rose: “Are you here for the MoRomance thing?”

BY ELEANOR HARRIS ’20

Tinder? Tired. Bumble? Boring. MoRomance? Magical.This week, we matched Hannah*, a sophomore, who described herself as “spunky, fun-loving and artistic,” with Rose*, a “silly but thoughtful” junior. On paper, they seemed like a perfect match. Both told us that they like dance, music and similarly wholesome activities. Rose called her romantic history “limited,” while Hannah referred to her own as some “friendly flirting.”

Ruth and Roswell: All is fair in love and Battleship

Ruth and Roswell: All is fair in love and Battleship

BY ELEANOR HARRIS ’20

Cuffing season is rapidly approaching, and MoRomance is doing our best to help. We match students based on their responses to our very scientific survey, send them on exciting blind dates and report the details back to you.