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Modern love is a minefield, and trust us … the last thing you want to do is turn to Yahoo Answers for advice. When you have a romantic problem, it’s best to ventilate it, get it out in the open, let that conundrum breathe! With this in mind, we present the return of Take It From Me – a forum for strangers to dissect your love life and dish out ill-informed and context-free advice.

Anonymously submit your romantic quandaries and quagmires and our panellists will puzzle over your problem before setting you on the path to happily ever after. Did you first hold hands and cuddle during a screening of The Commitments – only to realise they were merely the frightened actions of a commitment-phobe? Are you searching for the best way to slide out of your crush’s DMs and into something more ‘comfortable’? Our advisers will bring their wealth of experience from mostly irrelevant fields, and nut out some solutions to your dilemma.

Those who are smugly and insufferably coupled-up can come along, too! What better date night activity than smirking into each other’s eyes while listening to the woes of the lovelorn?

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Presented in partnership with The Toff in Town.

Featuring

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Break... Read more

Sami Shah

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning comedian, writer, journalist and broadcaster. Sami’s comedy has won the Best Local Act at the 2013 Perth International Comedy Festival, and Best Comedy at 2016 Fringe World. He’s performed multiple sold-out runs at comedy festivals across Australia, as well... Read more

Maureen Matthews

Maureen Matthews grew up an English Vicar’s daughter. At 23, she was diagnosed with the degenerative eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, and is now legally blind. In 1996, Maureen opened Bliss for Women, Melbourne’s only adult store and bookshop for women. Next year, bliss4women.com ... Read more

Zoë Coombs Marr

Zoë Coombs Marr is a performer, writer, artist and comedian. She grew up in Grafton, where she and her best friend staged a musical instead of going to schoolies week.  Zoë has performed stand up comedy extensively in Australia, London and New York. Her solo show, Trigger Warning, won the 2016 Me... Read more

Location

The Toff in Town

Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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