Dating while in college
Reality: Every guy is just a slightly older version of a dude you knew in high school. Expectation: You’ll have fun, casual one-night stands where you’ll walk home carrying your heels in the morning, giggling to a friend about a sitcom-worthy awkward moment. Reality: You’ll wake up next to a random person, try to sneak out, and get caught by 10 people in the dorm room. Expectation: The guys in college will dress way nicer than the guys in high school. Reality: Dudes show up to class in sweats and graphic tees. Expectation: Guys will be better at communicating because they’re older and will have a better idea of what they want.
My friends and I were all convinced that the college dating scene would be so much different.Sure, some people meet the love of their life in college. I was single throughout most of college, and I will never regret that. Here’s what dating in college is really like: expectations vs. Expectation: You think the guys will all be SO much more mature than they were in high school.But a lot of people stumble along, meeting tons of Mr. I heard this a million times in high school: “College guys are so much more mature and better, just wait.” Um, no. Reality: Most of them seem to have regressed in age, maybe. Expectation: You’ll go on sophisticated dates where you go to a fancy restaurant wearing something fabulous (like in the magazines). You guys go to a frat party and then pass out in a cramped bed in a tiny dorm room.Our parents like our relationship and have been very open and honest, critiquing when they find areas in need of improvement.We have not fallen into sexual sin, and we are regularly held accountable by our pastor as well as both of our parents.