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Lenton love stories: What the road you live on says about your love life

Choosing your road in the triangle says more about you as a dater than you’d think


The Lenton triangle is often where romance meets rubbish bins and serenades come in the form of your wannabe DJ housemate’s questionable beats. Who needs rose petals when you’ve got overflowing trash, right? But fear not, amidst the chaos of Lenton, there lies the potential to find your one true umm… Crisis get?

Navigating the labyrinth of Lenton is a challenge in itself, but any self-respecting Nottingham student knows that location is key, even in matters of the heart. So, while you may have thought picking a street in the triangle was a no-brainer, think again. Your choice of street says more about your dating prowess than you might imagine. But hey, as long as the only triangle in your life remains the Lenton one, you’re doing just fine. Let this serve as your roadmap through the stereotypes and the unavoidable reality of what your street selection truly says about you when it comes to matters of the heart:

Kimbolton Avenue

Ah, look who it is! Darling Kimbo it’s like the residents took that title as a personal challenge when it comes to matters of the heart. Living on Kimbo Street feels like being in a perpetual game of “Mission: Steal Yo Girl/Man” and let me tell you, they’re winning big time. But here’s the kicker: while they’re experts at the art of the steal, they’re not so great at the art of the keep. It’s like they’re constantly jumping from one conquest to the next, leaving a trail of borrowed quarter zips and broken hearts in their wake. So, if you’re looking for a thrill ride of romance, Kimbo Street might just be the place to be but don’t get too attached, because you might just find yourself on the wrong end of their next heist.

Rothesay Avenue

Rothesay Avenue

Maybe it’s time to trade in the spray paint for some subtlety and perhaps a decent pickup line while you’re at it. But hey, credit where it’s due, Rothesay knows how to date. They’re always down for a good time, outgoing to the max. They’re that one relationship where you look back and think, that was fun. So, Rothesay, keep doing your thing but maybe tone down the street cred just a tad when it comes to matters of the heart.

Teversal Avenue

As one of the shortest streets, tucked away in the mid triangle area,  it’s like the Tinder bio of streets—short but with potential. Teversal replicates those situationships we’ve all had- short-lived but packed with drama and intrigue. You know the ones I’m talking about—the whirlwind romances that leave you questioning your own sanity. Were they real, or just a delulu wondering. But like all good rom-coms, these situationships eventually fizzle out.

We bid farewell to these fleeting flings, but they’ll forever hold a special place in our hearts, leaving us with that eternal question: “What if?”And let’s not overlook the prime location of Tev, nestled conveniently by Sainsbury’s. It’s like the universe’s way of saying, “Here’s a convenient spot for your short-lived romance and grocery needs”. What more could you ask for? It’s the perfect mix of practicality and passion, just like that crush we all had in secondary school, you know the one we swore was destiny until we moved on to the next aisle of life.

Balfour Road

Balfour, nestled inconspicuously in the triangle—because apparently, even streets have don’t want to miss out. It’s like the forgotten hinge chat in you DM’s, always there but rarely acknowledged. Balfour, is indeed akin to those fleeting club crushes you encounter at Crisis. You know the ones—intense, exhilarating, but ultimately as memorable as last night’s Mega Munch. But hey, let’s give credit where it’s due. Despite its uphill battle for recognition – literally, have you seen the steepness of that road? Balfour manages to leave its mark on the night out scene. Sure, it might not stick in your memory like your first love, but it’s definitely a reliable source of fun. So here’s to you, Balfour. You may not be the main event, but you sure know how to spice up the night with your unexpected charm and steep inclines.

Bute Avenue

Bute Avenue is the street that’s as beaut as its residents, and boy, do they know it. It’s like they’ve got “Heartbreaker” stamped on their foreheads, but they still manage to charm their way into our affections. Despite their best intentions, the folks of Bute seem to fall in love every evening, only to wake up the next morning with their hearts wandering off to another place. They’re like hopeless romantics trapped in a perpetual cycle of fleeting affection and wandering eyes. But hey, you can’t blame them for trying. With looks like theirs, who wouldn’t want to spread a little love around? Where every night is a new chance for romance and every morning is a fresh start for their wandering hearts.

Derby Grove

Ah, Derby Grove, the road that stretches on and on in the triangle, much like those never-ending long-term relationships we all find ourselves in at some point. It’s like the marathon of love, except instead of running, you’re navigating the twists and turns of commitment. The residents of Derby Grove truly embody the spirit of their street, sticking it out in those long-term relationships like champions. It’s as if they’ve signed up for the lifetime membership of love, complete with all the ups, downs, and occasional detours to the fridge for ice cream. But hey, there’s something to be said for that kind of commitment, right? They’re like the superheroes of romance, bravely facing the challenges of monogamy and sock-picking for the greater good of love. So here’s to Derby Grove, where the love is long-lasting and the road seems never-ending—in the best possible way, of course.

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