Dating tips for college students
Regardless of any romantic entanglements this year, I though that this month would be the perfect time to address college relationships in this month’s Freshman 15. Don’t force a relationship out of thin air; accept that some attraction is fleeting. If you already liked the person and you happened to end up in the aforementioned compromising situation, don’t write things off completely if there might be something there.) * 2. Let’s face it – not everyone has the best of intentions.
Whether you’re single or taken, these tips will help you navigate any college relationship. One difference between high school and college relationships is that in high school, you have a smaller pool of potential boyfriends and girlfriends, and it is likely you have known most of them since you were kids.
You don’t need to be completely paranoid, but be careful when you place your trust in others. Chances are, you and your significant other will probably tell stories about exes from time to time, and that is totally normal.
Don’t open yourself up to someone who doesn’t deserve it. However, don’t go on much about your past relationships. Yes, first impressions are important in many scenarios, but keep in mind that things can change over time.
There is a reason those ended, and if all you ever do is talk about all the nice things your ex did, your current significant other will probably either feel inadequate or annoyed. For example, at my freshman orientation at college, the guy I thought disliked me and was too cool for me wound up becoming one of my best friends.
* Although your friends are probably thrilled for you, they don’t need to hear every last detail about how much you love your significant other or how the two of you spend every second of the day. Conversely, there have been times when I met people and thought we would be close, and they ended up disappointing me. This may sound obvious enough, but so many people forget about dating and end up sinking right into a married couple routine.
I met my boyfriend through our college’s LGBTA center, and my “Bi–it’s not a myth” pin has raised plenty of interesting conversations.
Always keep an open mind when meeting online prospects.
For incoming freshmen, college hookup culture can feel like a huge question mark with three options: have some one-night-stands, find the person you're going to marry, or never kiss a soul.
While the social atmosphere is different at every school, love, sex and dating (and questions about all three) are a part of many students' college experiences, right alongside being challenged academically and learning incredible new ways to think about the world.
Therefore, even though people change over time, your judgment in choosing a significant other is probably better because you have known these people for a while.
In college, however, you are often thrust into a completely new social circle, and because of this, you don’t know much about the true character of that cute guy you met in the dining hall.
Let’s be honest: dating in college is a lot more complicated than dating in high school.