Private life in the public eye

You probably already know that Urban Dictionary has three entries for our little (adoptive) city. The first one just describes Maastricht as “the best Dutch city in the world”, but it’s the other two that spark drunken discussion. There’s the “Maastricht effect”, whereby the lack of attractive boys makes female residents fuss and bother with less-than-ideal partners. The “Maastricht syndrome” is apparently even worse: the absence of partners and excessive school workload combine to cause a “lasting, location-dependent sexual low”. Ouch.

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