It shouldn’t be surprising that it’s not all rainbows and a never-ending harem of potential lovers.
Here are 20 truths about dating in college no one ever tells you. As of 2013, 28 percent of married couples met in college and 38.6 percent met through friends in common (which, according to this study, is the most common way people meet their future spouses). Sure, being single in college is great, but there’s nothing wrong with being more romantically oriented. You will almost definitely get caught having sex (or hooking up).
No, you won’t go to college and magically transform into another person who does not care about their hometown relationships, but your world is about to expand and you might like it. Staying together is going to take a lot of effort if you want it to work out, but sometimes, you might want to let go. In that sense, it’s just like high school, except that you all now live together, which makes running in to this person wearing your pajamas in the dining hall isn’t going to feel so rad. 11) Trying to sleep next to someone in an extra long twin bed is rough and almost not worth it. Or anything larger than a My Size Barbie, so mostly everyone. 20) If you don’t meet the love of your life – or anyone, for that matter – that’s completely fine.
If I’m being real, this is going to happen and it’s awkward AF for everybody involved. College dating is where high school dating and adult dating start to overlap a little bit. It seemed like high school was all about landing a boyfriend, while college is all about meeting and experiencing new people. The schooling part of college takes up a lot more time and energy than you think. In high school you all have similar backgrounds because you all grew up in the same hometown. College isn’t your last shot at love or meeting *~the one~*.
It happens to the best of us, but the chances of seeing them go through the roof, including when they get together with a new person and you’re in your pajamas in the dining hall. 9) But that doesn’t mean one isn’t going to sneak up on you when you least expect it. 10) Not living in your parents’ house is going to change your sex life. In college everyone is varied, so take everything into account when you’re dating a new person. Going to dinner and movies will feel like a splurge and that’s okay. It’s just another setting and another opportunity and life is full of those.
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Maybe I feel this way because my dating life didn’t actually start until college, but I think it’s actually because the high school social bullshit falls away and people are free to like who they like – which is just as great as it sounds. College dating is different from high school dating because it comes with its own set of rules, perks, and pitfalls.
Compared with the possibilities offered by modern communications technology and the relative freedom of young adults, today's dating scene is vastly different.