Dating during college
Don't lie to one another about relationship-y things.
I’d still fall for someone regardless of whether we’re graduating.– Matt*I’m happy being single, but I also like the idea that there’s someone out there who likes you, thinks about you all the time, and wants to be with you.Guys don’t ever approach me and people say it’s because I’m intimidating but I literally look like I’m 12 years old so I don’t get it.When you date someone you get to know them and you form a real connection.Hooking up is superficial and the human aspect is completely lost.I do have some anxiety about it though, because it’s been almost two years and he hasn’t said, “I love you.” – Isabella*I prefer dating to hooking up because of the level of comfort and support you receive from being exclusive.
–Stacie*I love having a cheerleader, someone always rooting for me, being there for me through a long and stressful week, and I love being that for someone in return.
Had a couple of hook-ups, didn’t regret them at all but they weren’t anything special.
Then I had a friend-with-benefits who I dated on and off.
– Alison*I find that what I want is a friend-with-benefits relationship, but guys are so bad at sticking to the rules.
My rules are: either person can end it whenever, no harm done, no questions asked.
It was hard to come to terms with it and get over the hurt, but I did get closure in an unexpected and nice way. Moving through different stages with this guy — from heartbreak to dysfunction to honest, real friendship — has taught me more in sixth months than I've learned in years.