Dating at college
Had a couple of hook-ups, didn’t regret them at all but they weren’t anything special.Then I had a friend-with-benefits who I dated on and off.But I'm really excited about love and believe in it all.I’d still fall for someone regardless of whether we’re graduating.Last week we spoke to three sociologists who debunked some of the myths surrounding college dating — namely that hook-up culture is more of a subculture, and yes, dating still exists. We interviewed 30 campus co-eds to find out, and asked them whether or not they prefer hooking up to dating or vice versa.Their answers span the entire relationship spectrum, proving that attitudes towards college relationships are diverse and changing. Everyone at college is afraid of losing touch after graduation, so taking a chance on keeping someone around in a serious way is scary.
My rules are: either person can end it whenever, no harm done, no questions asked.
– Sarah*Hooking up does seem fun, but I prefer the consistency and dependability of always having someone who will be there at the end of the day.
– Liza*Restless Hearts When I was part of the hook-up culture, all I wanted was a boyfriend.
I like being in a relationship better because I like thinking about another person all the time, and I feel like I’m more centered when I’m in a relationship.
– Nathan*I hooked up a lot freshman year — I even hooked up with a guy off Tinder — but now I’m in a relationship and I’m really happy.