Your freshman year is meant for new beginnings, not dwelling on old relationships.
Phone calls between Texas and Massachusetts won’t bring you back together—it’ll only keep you from meeting new people that are just beyond your dorm room door. As casual as these settings are, it can be a great place to get to know a guy or meet someone new. A mother’s wisest words—if guys see you going out night after night, how will they ever get to miss you?
COED MAGAZINE AUGUST 2006 BY JULIA ALLISON When I began my freshman year, I read a little book called “Making the Most Out of College.” It featured dozens of upperclass students and recent grads giving advice on various topics: grades, professors, dating, extracurriculars.
The specifics were almost irrelevant, because all echoed an identical sentiment: “If I had only known then what I know now.” News flash: You will feel this way in four years no matter what you do.
Take it easy if you’re just getting your feet wet with the whole dating game, and don’t feel a need to rush into anything intense. Show face as often as you can without being that girl that everyone expects to run into.
If they’re showing up for class at all, then you know they’ve at least got something going for them.
That said, don’t feel the need to hook up with him purely because he’s “older and wiser…” because he may just turn out to be pretty stupid. As a freshman girl, eligible cuties seem to be everywhere, and guess what? The attention can be fun, but when it comes down to it, the dating game in college is one that you’ll learn a lot about as time goes on—you might not be a pro right off the bat.To get started, Her Campus has put together a list of the DOs and DON’Ts of college dating.If nothing else, at least you can get an exciting night or two out of them—just make sure to stay safe and keep your friends posted on your whereabouts.Most of the time, dance-floor make-outs (DFMO’s) start and finish on the dance floor and only go as far as a phone number swap.Who, you ask, knew there was such a science behind college guys, anyway? Well, maybe, but there might be a little bit more to it.