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Word on the Y: Romantic moments at McGill

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love is in the air of McGill’s downtown campus. Through the highs and lows of university, reflecting on little love stories can bring comfort, hope, and fun to our lives. Students shared some of their most memorable miniature moments of love at McGill.

The (political) science behind a study date

I was in my first political science conference in Leacock and didn’t have any friends in the class. I walked in late and sat next to a cute guy who didn’t seem to be paying attention to me, so I thought nothing of it. Afterwards, I was walking to the elevator when he tapped me on the shoulder, said he agreed with all of my contributions in the class and asked me to help him with the upcoming paper due. He asked for my number and said he couldn’t wait for our “study date.” –– Ainsley Dong, U0 Arts

The beauty of bagels

We sat next to each other in Russian history class, and, in between the professor speaking, we would always chat about little things. We found out we had the same favourite bagel shop and then I finally got up the courage to ask him out. We had a lovely date at a bagel shop in the plateau. –– Olivia Ardito, U1 Arts

“Falling” in love

It was my first January on campus when I slipped while walking to the McConnell Engineering Building. I fell really badly––it was quite embarrassing. When I looked around, though, I thought no one had seen, but when I was getting up, a guy came running up behind me to ask if I was okay. However, he then slipped on the same icy patch as me and fell. Both embarrassed, we laughed about it and ended up walking to class together! –– Emma Smith, U0 Arts

Cafe compliments

It was my fourth day living in my student residence. After coming here knowing no one, during meals I was left to sit alone, too anxious to ask anyone if I could join their table. Meals passed and I was alone watching others make friends while I couldn’t bring myself to show vulnerability by asking to join them. Then, during my second week here, the cutest guy I have ever seen came and asked if he could sit with me. He said that he had been watching me for a few meals, clarifying that he didn’t mean it in a creepy way. I laughed awkwardly but then realized that he seemed really genuine! We sat together every dinner for a week when he finally asked to take me out on a real date. We had the best time! –– Yael Benmor, U0 Arts

Stargazing had never been more amazing

One of my favourite memories with someone was when she and I left a party to walk around for hours, talking with each other while she wore my hoodie. We eventually ended up at a lookout point where we lay down on the grass and watched the stars together before ending the night. To this day, it is still one of my favourite memories that I’ve shared with someone, and I will never forget it. –– Anonymous

Dumpling darlings

We went to the Musée des Beaux-Arts and laughed at the Renaissance babies. Afterward, she asked if I wanted to get dinner. I said yes, and we went to a dumpling place. We both burned our tongues on the soup dumplings and laughed about it the rest of the night. –– Anonymous

McLove-in McLennan

I was in McLennan Library when this handsome guy and I made prolonged eye contact. As he was about to leave, he came up to me and asked for my Snapchat. We talked for a bit, then a couple of days after, we went thrifting at Eva B and had a good time. It felt like a modern-day fairytale trying on all these fun accessories. –– Anonymous

Caffeine courtship

We sat together in our sociology class for a couple of weeks, but we never really talked. I always thought he was cute, but I was too nervous to approach him, so we just said quick hellos, and that was it. Valentine’s day was approaching when he asked me if I wanted to go out for coffee and just walk around (keep in mind the city was still in lockdown, so we were only allowed to order out). We talked a lot and got to know each other, and after a couple more dates, he asked me to be his girlfriend. It’s now almost been one year, and we are planning on moving in together for our third year! –– Anonymous

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