What does dating even mean? Is it casual hookups or being exclusive? Dating should be whatever you want it to be. You might meet the love of your life during your first year orientation, or you might date around and be a social butterfly! Either way, here are some things to keep in mind for dating in college:
- Don’t be afraid to be a serial dater! College is a great opportunity to meet as many people as you’d like (if you want) and figure out what you do and don’t like in a partner!
2. Some people like to be single and mingle, and some like the company of a partner. Don’t be pressured by friends to either be “cuffed” in a relationship or to message every person you match with on Tinder. You can really learn a lot about yourself from being in a relationship or by being single!
3. You and your high school bae might breakup. People grow a lot in college, and sometimes that means growing apart. But, it won’t be the end of your existence, I promise!
4. Set boundaries and keep it healthy. Both parties should be able to have their alone time or spend time with friends. Communication is key! If your partner can’t respect that… thank you, next.
5. And lastly, keep it fun, ~safe~ and consensual! You can find free condoms at the Student Health Center in Commonwealth Hall. Safe sex is great sex!
“Basically, dating is like climbing a volcano and you never know when it’s going to erupt, dumping molten lava and burning you.”