We wouldn’t be going on dates to get cheap slices of pizza, we wouldn’t be trying to sneak in sexy times without parents knowing, and we definitely wouldn’t be dating a dude who thought it was funny to fart while cuddling.
We would be with mature guys who took us on real dates, bought us real presents, and treated us perfectly.
My expectations for college dating culture came from the media.
Thanks to those embarrassingly-obsessive MTV teen dramas, college seemed like a place where parties were rampant and students went in and out of relationships in a breeze.
The new guys seemed so cute, and your love life seemed so full of possibilities.
But soon you knew all their names, who was cool, and who was weird.
Not “Single aka I’m still casually dating this one guy but nothing’s exclusive”, but more like “Single aka I’m really not interested in any sort of relationship right now”.
In college, if you see someone you like, man, you take that bull by the horns (not literally because that’d just be weird) and just ask them out! Hearing about the usual hook up culture, I expected college to be a pool of overly sexually active young adults (not that anything is wrong with that, but that was simply my expectation from the media).Yet, throughout my short but educational time in college so far, I’ve realized that the vast majority of everyone I know is single.Obviously, we were basing all of the ideas off of all the movies and TV shows about college out there.The truth is, dating in college isn’t nearly as great as you think it will be.