The college guide to dating
He writes: Dear Chase, First off, terrific website.
But the other day I had a reader write in asking about dating in college, and I thought the topic might be on worth getting a post up on.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).According to my late 20’s Facebook timeline, those two categories tend to venn diagram a lot, AKA people meeting in college through friends. You’re leaving out the potential guys coming to visit their high school besties and meeting other guys from nearby schools when you go out. Not everyone wants to be officially together with everyone they hook up with. Like I said, everyone experiences college in a different way. It happens at least once to almost every college student ever, so don’t feel too bad. You will also almost definitely walk in on someone having sex. Oh, and you might try to have sex while your roommate is in the room. I finally felt like I had met someone who actually understood me and cared for me. It turns out he was just like every guy I've met thus far in college: selfish and self-absorbed.He always walked me home after a date to make sure I got home safe. I had had crushes on a few other guys before I finally settled into that relationship, but every one of them seemed to have this similar way of thinking that I could not understand.
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.