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Love Island

9 of the most relatable Love Island moments from the show so far

There have been quite a few moments on Love Island this year that have been very relatable to student life.

Whether that's Tommy's cooking (who doesn't know how to make peppermint tea?) or Molly Mae's napping, it's undeniable that these situations reflect life as a student. Here's a rundown of Love Island's most relatable moments:

When Tommy made Maura cheese on toast
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Bon appétit. #LoveIsland

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As students, we've all been there. Especially in my first year. My go-to first-year meals were cheesy beans on toast or popping a pizza in the oven. However, it does get better (for most people anyway). Now that I'm in my third year I am able to cook so many dishes, such as spaghetti, curry and chilli. I'm definitely more of a pro at cooking than poor Tommy is. I can't work out how Maura was impressed?

Eating out the jar

Is there a student that hasn't done this? I've definitely done this with peanut butter, but I'd never get away with it back home!

Molly Mae using the word 'categorically'
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C-A-T-E-G-O-R-I-C-A-L-L-Y #LoveIsland

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As an English student, I can definitely relate to Molly Mae's repetition. Struggling to meet the word count? Throw in the big words. Over and over again.

And Tommy making words up

This reminded me of when I'm trying to come up with words that make sense for an essay and no matter how hard I try, they just never do.

When your student loan drops

Sometimes it's hard to resist all the shopping potential that having financial freedom might bring, and sometimes it's just nice to treat yourself. I'm sure everyone can relate to decking themselves out with the best items around when their student loan drops.

Tommy's triangle
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I’m getting a stress rash. #LoveIsland

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That moment when the triangle expanded to a square. As students, we are always in a love trial with our social lives and our workload. The struggle here is real: do we go to that all-nighter, or do tomorrow's seminar reading? We can all feel bad for Tommy and his constant love triangle dilemma and his hatred for triangles. I too hate maths Tommy.

Molly's nap

These are very familiar to the average student. In my first year, I would go to uni and nap as soon as I got back, even if I had a lecture later on. Balancing sleep and nightlife when everything is big and new is quite a hassle for freshers, or perhaps a third year who loves a night out or one that pulls an all-nighter. One of Love Island's most memorable moments for me is when Molly Mae woke up from her nap confused about Danny's arrival. We've all been there.

The bro code

Not everything is about love in the villa; living with these people for prolonged periods of time means it's inevitable that you grow closer. The guys in the villa definitely remind me of how guys act at uni. And quite frankly, it's endearing. This is also similar to the girls in the villa who have each other's backs no matter what happens.

When Amber's bothered

We've all been there Amber. Amber is a big character in the house and seems very guarded; at first being quite rude to the other girls. However, she's come a long way in a few short weeks, as she has proven to be loyal to her girls. Her frustration here can be related to by everyone, as well as her stubbornness.

It's hard not to relate to the Islanders during your time as a student. They're not that different to us really: living away from home and fending for themselves. Who's your favourite couple this year?

Featured image: Arnel Hasanovic on Unsplash