College relationships

College is a great place to find romance whether it is short-term or long-term. You are mixing with the opposite sex, without parental intervention so you can finally branch out and date who you want to date.

However, you needn’t feel pressured. Take it easy, if you find someone, great, if not, keep looking and be patient. Don’t get desperate and don’t date people you really aren’t interested in. It’s not fair to them.

Don’t get drunk to be confident. Drunk relationships are often short relationships. If you are never your sober self around him, you won’t really show him your true self. Go out to dinner or see a movie. Have a conversation. That is how you will know if you want to pursue the relationship or not.

Look for someone who shares your interests. If you hate heights, don’t join a rock climbing club to spend time with your love interest. It won’t end well. You want to find someone who clicks with you as you are, not a false version of yourself. The more your interests, morals, and character match, the more fun you will have together.

Take your time and don’t rush it. You have a whole lifetime ahead of you, no need to settle for someone who is not right for you. Make sure to talk to him before committing. Really get to know him and determine if he is worth your time and emotional investment. Make sure you and he want the same things from a relationship. If he is wanting long term, possibly marriage, and you just want a college fling, things are not going to go happily ever after and someone is going to get hurt.

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