Dating an older guy in college
The awkward stares when you walk past one another in the hallway, and the dirty looks that get exchanged when one of you brings another person home for the night are not worth enduring. For those of us who want a whirlwind romance similar to the ones we've seen on the big screen, it's hard not to fantasize about magical dates where your potential new guy will sweep you off your feet with some huge, romantic gesture. Every date should be magical because of the person you're with.Your happiness shouldn't depend on whether or not your date took you to some fancy restaurant. If you really like each other, you won't need the backdrop of a restaurant to enjoy one another's company.Unfortunately, not every guy you truly like and care about will always live in close proximity to your hometown. When you meet someone you like while you're away at school, it's likely that neither of you will think about the summer that could separate you.When summer seems forever away, it's easy to ignore.College is tough enough as it is — you have tests, epic amounts of work, a usually minuscule budget (hello ramen, my old friend), and of course, the occasional (fine, frequent) existential crisis.To make things even more difficult, there's that little thing called college dating .While some lucky ladies travel through the hapless sea of college sexuality with soulmates in their arms at all times, the majority of us opt for a more adventurous route — and have the walks of awesome to prove it. It sounded really deep, but then you found out he writes songs for every girl he gets involved with.
The day doesn't start and end at the same time for everybody.
I have never participated in "floorcest," but I have friends who have dated people who live on their dorm floors. Most of it is spent on textbooks, classes and takeout.
Their horror stories have become my cautionary tales. So, while your first few dates with someone new might be really nice, some of your dates will be much simpler, like sitting in the dorms while watching movies, for example.
When people think of college, parties, schoolwork and romance come to mind.
When I graduated from high school, I felt like I was finally in a place where I was ready to dedicate the time and commitment necessary to being in a relationship. After a few months into my first year of college, I started dating someone who I thought could really make me happy. I finally felt like I had met someone who actually understood me and cared for me. It turns out he was just like every guy I've met thus far in college: selfish and self-absorbed.