DATING LIFE IN COLLEGE
Life in college is a whole new experience especially if you’re leaving home for the first time. In college you are free to make any decision about your life and surely opportunities will present themselves. Dating is one of such opportunities.
There are so many people in that small community of staff and students with different qualities. Obviously you are bound to run into someone you would like and may reciprocate those feelings as well.
If that opportunity ever presents itself, you must know that you have every right to date or decline to date anyone, and do not let anyone pressure you into it.
I have made a list of tips that can guide you;
That’s right! Be friendly with almost everyone. Put away your rudeness and sassiness and try to be nice to everyone. However, if someone starts getting too close, and you don’t want that, immediately tell them in clear words your position on that. Don’t try to string anyone along, it may end badly.
BE SURE WHAT YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP
When you finally decide that you want to be in a relationship with someone, be sure what you really want. While some people may want something casual, others may want something serious. Whether you want a casual or a serious relationship, you have to state this clearly and be sure he wants the same to avoid disappointment in the end.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPATIBLE
The worse thing that could happen to someone in any relationship is if they are not dating someone they are compatible with. You must avoid this, especially in college.
If you are really focused on making good grades and graduating with good honors, you don’t want to end up with someone who doesn’t care about books or is a big time party goer and drinker.
DON’T RUSH INTO THINGS
Take your time and get to know this person better and do not make any hasty decisions about sex.
DON’T EXPECT TOO MUCH
Your significant other is probably just a student like you. Don’t expect him to buy you everything or for him to take you to fancy places. Chances are he doesn’t have all that money.
HAVE OTHER FRIENDS
It is important that you have other friends that you can hang out with from time to time. Being with your significant other all the time will only make you become too familiar with each other. This is where boredom sets in. Also, your friends are who you could turn to when your relationship becomes sour, keep them around.
Secondly, you don’t want to appear too clingy.
DON’T FORGET TO ACTUALLY READ
You might become so engrossed in this new relationship that you will forget that you are actually in college to get a degree. Don’t forget the number one reason why you are in college. Don’t let your relationship take up all your time.
If you decide to finally have sex, do so in a safe manner. Make sure to protect yourself against STDs and even unwanted pregnancy.
IF YOU HAVE TO, BREAK UP GRACEFULLY
If for some reasons, you have to break up with your partner, endeavor to do so gracefully and with as little drama as possible. College is a small place and there is a big chance of running into your EX every now and then, you don’t want it to be messy.
Well, good luck!