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Ayesha Vardag discusses relationships and online dating on BBC Radio 5 Live

Ayesha Vardag discusses relationships and online dating on BBC Radio 5 Live

Ayesha Vardag today featured on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss relationships in the age of online dating.

In the wake of the announcement from the CEO of eharmony, that only 1 in 20 marriages of couples who met on the dating website result in divorce, the radio programme discussed whether or not relationships were more disposable in the online dating era.

Ayesha was concerned that the chemistry between people would be lost if they encountered each other through a flat screen:

“All the myriad little points of connection people have, the little triggers, the deeper things… all of that is screened out in online dating.”

However in spite of Ayesha’s less than auspicious experience with eharmony as a singleton, she held that “anything that fosters and increases human connection is a really good thing”.

Thea Dunne
Thea joined Vardags in September 2016. She read English at Trinity College, Cambridge and previously interned at Christie’s Auction House.

As a student she founded a fine art society, held life drawing sessions, wrote poetry and plays and edited the student newspaper. She was involved in theatre productions, strictly only ever backstage, and took courses in Spanish and Arabic.

Thea grew up moving around and has lived in Germany, Spain and Penang, Malaysia. In her final years at school she volunteered at a school on a Rohingya refugee camp at weekends. She enjoys opera, world theatre and travel, and has a particular fixation with nineteenth-century novels.  

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