And sometimes your parents really did know best when a date just wasn't right for you.
Some college students just want to have fun without any commitments while others see college as a chance to find their future spouse.
Dating like-minded people can help reduce potential disappointment.
Think about which camp you fall into before dating anyone, but don't be surprised to find yourself changing your mind.
Sure you can go for a standard dinner and a movie date, but why not take advantage of the unique opportunities your campus offers while also showing some creativity?
I read with interest the numerous other articles, books, and blog posts about the "me, me, me generation" (as Joel Stein calls us), our rejection of chivalry, and our hookup culture — which is supposedly the downfall of college dating. I didn't walk away from my conversation with Nate expecting a bouquet of roses to follow. Nate never wrote or called me that night, even after I texted him at 11 p.m. As to why you got weird." But Nate didn't acknowledge his weirdness. But I didn't have the energy to tell Nate that I was sick of his (and many other guys') assumption that women spend their days plotting to pin down a man and that ignoring me wasn't the kindest way to tell me he didn't want to lead me on.
Just because your parents aren't around to enforce a curfew doesn't mean it's a good idea to spend the night with your boyfriend or girlfriend when you have a midterm the next morning.
" This can mean being more open to dating those of different races, religions and backgrounds.
It can also mean never needing to go out with someone just because you want to rebel or prove something to your parents.
If your girlfriend shows up before you get back from class, is your roommate cool with her hanging around the apartment when he has to leave?
Can you negotiate private time without anyone feeling like he or she got kicked out of the room?