Many university students find time for a social life outside of classes and studying so need some easy College Dating Tips. College is about learning about yourself and having unique learning opportunities. Many students also dip their toes into the dating world. There is no right or wrong way to find someone special; there are many different ways to find love while in university. Here are 6 tips to help you date while in college.
Don’t withdraw from life when you start dating.
You are in college primarily to get a degree. Part of the university experience includes getting involved in clubs, maybe a sorority or fraternity, making lifelong friends, and creating lasting memories. Some of those might be with someone you date long-term. However, don’t shut out your friends, hobbies, and future career goals just because you found someone special. It’s important to keep having a life outside your love life. Not only will it help keep your relationship strong, as you will grow and bring that to your relationship, but if the worst happens, you will have a strong support network to fall back on. If anything, that support network and developing who you are as a person needs to come first. Then your dating life.
Don’t stay in relationships that make you unhappy.
At the end of the day, a strong and healthy romantic relationship is the end goal. It will do you no good to maintain a relationship that makes you woefully unhappy. If you can’t work through the issues within the relationship, then it’s time to say goodbye to it. It’s better than dragging something on for ages that you are already mentally and emotionally checked out of anyway.
Some people don’t want serious relationships-and that’s ok.
Some people, both men and women, do not have time for serious long-term commitments. Some degree courses are demanding, where grades and extracurricular activities are necessary for landing the top schools. Having a full-on relationship could interfere, and therefore is best avoided at that time. It’s ok to not want anything super serious, but it’s important to convey this to anyone you plan on going out for a date with. This leads us to the next tip.
Be respectful and honest.
Be upfront and honest about what you want out of your time with someone else. If you are dating other people, say so. If you are sleeping with other people, say so. Don’t hide what you are doing and be honest. No one wants to feel like they have been lied to or deceived.
Also, always be respectful of yourself, other people’s time, and everyone else around you. Listen to your date, respect each other’s boundaries, and communicate your needs and wants and allow for them to do the same. This is the foundation of all great relationships, be it friendships, romantic relationships, or good work relationships.
The end of a relationship is not the end of your life or your dating life.
Relationships end. The likelihood of finding the person you will marry the first time you get into a serious relationship is extremely low. While a relationship ending is sad, it’s important to remember that it’s not the end of you ever having someone special in your life. Take time to heal, take up a new hobby or spend time with your friends. Eventually, you will be ready to get back out there, and find another wonderful person to share your life with. Dating isn’t over even when one relationship ends.
If you don’t want to date that’s just fine.
Just because there are people around you trying to find dates or in committed relationships doesn’t mean that you have to follow suit. Not dating while you are focusing on school is a perfectly acceptable choice. When you are ready to start dating, then you are ready, and don’t let other people pressure you into doing anything that you are not ready to do. It’s ok to follow your own good judgement here.
These are the 6 best dating tips that all college students need to know in order to have a great dating experience.
Rick has been involved in the adult lifestyle and sex toy industry for more then 25 years. Rick is an active sex blogger who provides a wealth of information and experience. He is an advocate of equality for gender and sexuality.