Dating in High School: Many people date in high school.Dating in College: Many people actually don’t date in college; it’s more “hooking up,” and everyone (including girls) are pretty okay with that. Dating in High School: Guys tend to be pretty immature.
The place where you'll make new friends, become smarter and find your future husband...right? True, the college dating scene is a little bit different than the high school dating scene. Dating in High School: A “date” consists of going to the movies and possibly even dinner, if he’s classy like that.
However, don't expect hearts and flowers from every you guy you meet. Dating in High School: You sit with your boyfriend during lunch every day. Dating in College: A “date” consists of going over to his dorm, off-campus apartment or fraternity house to “watch a movie”…yeah, right. Dating in High School: When your parents ask you about your dating life, you excitedly tell them all about your new boyfriend and ask if you can invite him over for dinner.
By this, I mean at this young of an age your parents are still driving you place to place, you get a little bit older and somehow our generation came up with "talking" to someone as a way of dating before actually dating them. Everyone dates differently, some are the same and some go through stages of trying to figure out who they want to date.
Most likely this is going to be an unpopular opinion, but I think it was so much simpler to date in high school than it is in college.
Everyone has an opinion on it and even some parents will put a time limit on their kids on when they can begin dating.
The lessons I have learned are so important to learn at any age, but I'm so thankful I learned them at 15 and 16 instead of in my 20's. Don't have sex just because everyone else is and don't let anyone pressure you into doing it.
Dating in college seems so much more difficult, especially if you move away from your hometown. After talking to a few friends that are in college with me, the majority felt the same way I do.
If you don't know anyone, the only way to get to know people is to put yourself out there. One said, much like me, she dated earlier as well and had her first serious relationships in high school, too. but rather than love and adventures as they should be.
It isn't like high school anymore where you were forced to be with one another 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. They said college is the complete opposite and it seems impossible to even attempt relationships because guys she had met as a freshman had already been having sex with multiple girls.
She also said something I couldn't agree more with, that if you don't come to college in a relationship she didn't see it possible creating one until after college.
I'm hoping it will save me from less heartbreak than needed in the future with dating and finding my future husband. Everything needs to be on your terms and your terms only.