As a freshman girl, eligible cuties seem to be everywhere, and guess what? The attention can be fun, but when it comes down to it, the dating game in college is one that you’ll learn a lot about as time goes on—you might not be a pro right off the bat.
To get started, Her Campus has put together a list of the DOs and DON’Ts of college dating.
On top of it, you might really connect with one of them.
Hooking up with one or two of your hallmates within the first few days of school, however, is a definite no-no.
It has its own laws, its favourites, and its own culture to say the least.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of being part of college life is the endless cycle of dating that goes on.
The closest thing you all have to a supervising adult is your RA, who’s probably only 21-years-old.
If you were to ask me, always follow the advice “similarity breeds contempt”. Try to find new experiences and new people who’ll give you new moments to savour.
If you’re interested, all it takes is a slow pack-up-and-hang-back after class to initiate conversation.
Find out where the hot spots are each night of the week(end), and make sure to show up every once in a while.
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.