Expectation: Dating is so exciting–from dinner and a movie to attending a festival or event, each date is an adventure that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Everything costs money these days, and popular date ideas are even more expensive.
If you’re lucky enough to have a job while in school, it doesn’t pay well.
Thirty-year-olds looks back at their college selves the same way college students looks back at their preteen selves.
Expectation: All the Hollywood movies make it look like the first kiss is the most important indicator of whether or not a relationship will last.
If you’re looking for real talk about sex, dating, and love in college, look no further.
Here’s the perception and reality of dating in college.
Expectation: These “women” may sound intelligent (and are likely quoting something they learned in their freshman Sociology class about how they are), but they’re every bit the same mess you are.
They’re out of their parents’ house for the first time, and they’re learning how to act.So much pressure is put on that first kiss, and you want to see fireworks like you’ve always heard.Reality: You don’t realize how bad college students are at kissing until you kiss them. Unfortunately, they’ll still try too hard to replicate what they’ve seen in the media and on the Internet.You want to imagine the other person being equally giddy to hear from you. These are the cream of our nation’s crop, so they’ll have their act together and know how to treat you right.You start with some flirty messages, and the next thing you know, you’re sending nudes and suggestive texts. Reality: College guys are selfish and ignorant, while the girls are clumsy and awkward. They are all still just students, albeit older ones.These men are intelligent, witty, and sophisticated.