Pike begins a relationship with Woods while studying at Oxford. She has not previously dated often:
I don’t sleep around … I’m not saying they’re the only people I’ve been out with. But I take love quite seriously. I’m talking about the life-changing ones, the ones who somehow get inside you, who actually alter your chemical make-up, where you get butterflies and feel like your stomach’s turning over – a whole physical world which you’re not in control of at all. And I think one is lucky when one gets to feel this. Some people I don’t think ever do.