College Romance: 5 Tips for Dating in College


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1. “Maintaining a committed relationship while attending graduate or professional school can be complex and challenging. The reality is, your relationship is simultaneously a source of support and a source of demanding responsibilities. The tension between these two dimensions can pose some significant threats to a thriving relationship.”

– This self-help directory recommends keeping your main goals in mind if you plan on being in a committed relationship during school. (

2. “Your freshman year is when you are going to meet people that will most likely be your friends for the rest of college, and sometimes for the rest of your life. College is such an important time. If you spend too much time talking to your boyfriend or running to him every weekend, you may not be able to integrate and have the full freshman experience.”

– Rachel Sussman, author of The Breakup Bible, calls us to remind how vital a time college is, and the importance of planting educational seeds for the future. (

3. “Going to a dance without a date is perfectly fine, and honestly nobody cares.”

– A sophomore gives relationship advice to freshmen. (

4. “I look back at the best four years of my life, and I’m just happy my memory isn’t tainted by heartache, unrequited love, the excuse of bad timing or making do with fewer experiences on behalf of chasing after someone.”

– Mellanie optimistically illustrates that with or without a significant other, things work themselves out for the better. (

5. “Just because your roommate has a boyfriend doesn’t mean you need to find one . . . Don’t let this make you feel pressure to find a guy of your own.”

– A year out of college, Kara shares advice on how to make the most out of college. (

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