Here are 20 truths about dating in college no one ever tells you. As of 2013, 28 percent of married couples met in college and 38.6 percent met through friends in common (which, according to this study, is the most common way people meet their future spouses). Sure, being single in college is great, but there’s nothing wrong with being more romantically oriented. You will almost definitely get caught having sex (or hooking up).
According to my late 20’s Facebook timeline, those two categories tend to venn diagram a lot, AKA people meeting in college through friends. You’re leaving out the potential guys coming to visit their high school besties and meeting other guys from nearby schools when you go out. Not everyone wants to be officially together with everyone they hook up with. Like I said, everyone experiences college in a different way. It happens at least once to almost every college student ever, so don’t feel too bad. You will also almost definitely walk in on someone having sex. Oh, and you might try to have sex while your roommate is in the room.
Students carrying over high school relationships into college may be bucking the odds, but it hasn’t stopped them from trying.
Of all college relationships, nearly 33 percent are long-distance, according to an i Village survey. If you’re out of college, think about your Facebook friends: How many are still together with — or even married to — their high school sweethearts?
Not only that – there’s not a single parent living in your whole dorm building.
Shutterstock So you meet someone senior year of college and fall in love, or, perhaps you’ve been with your same sweetheart since freshman year. Maybe your paths will cross again down the line, but staying together now will seriously stunt your growth. No self-respecting 38-year-old would date a girl still in college but one year out of college? You and your college guy are bound to keep that up post-college and that’s terrible for your career.
Shutterstock If you want to really learn what career paths are out there for you, or even lifestyles, you need to be forced to network outside your college circle. Shutterstock You’ll go from living with five people to one or zero overnight and you’ll feel so lonely that you’ll be at your boyfriend’s place all of the time or visa versa, which isn’t really healthy for your growth. Shutterstock You won’t see if maybe you could be a major clubber, or a foodie, or maybe you’re a yogic guru at heart, or want to volunteer at an orphanage across the world!
They chose separate schools — she went to UC Berkeley, and he went to UC Davis.
They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch.