Along with college comes major changes. Moving away from home, newly found freedom, and bills are just a start to the long list. For those who are dating, college may be feared due to the separation between you and your partner.
Dating in college consist of compromises. Watch out because it’s completely different from dating in highschool. This person who is coming into your life is especially new. You haven’t grown up knowing all about them from grade school. If you decide to date it takes mutual cooperation. Decide when it would be best to see each other, trust one another and don’t be too clingy.
Being in college means being on a tight budget. If you two attend different schools, plan to meet at a place that allows each of you to drive an equal distance. A relationship has to be built on trust. Acknowledge that your partner will be around other people. Believe that they will be responsible enough to not jeopardize your relationship by cheating.
Lastly, make the time that you do get together worth it. Give your significant other reasons to miss you. It’ll make your next encounter that much more special.
Here are some responses by two college women who are both in relationships:
Do you and your boyfriend still see each other frequently?
(KATELYN TURNER, BRENAU UNIVERSITY): “Yes, we see each other frequently.”
(ANNA KATE CAUDELL, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY): “We see each other pretty often, but I wish I could see him more. I see him basically every weekend. One weekend I’ll come home to Georgia, and then the next he comes to see me. It works out!”
What are some of the things you miss the most from when you both were together in high school?
(KATELYN TURNER, BRENAU UNIVERSITY): “I miss simply seeing each other every single day in high school.”
(ANNA KATE CAUDELL, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY): “Oh gosh I miss everything. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to go to the same school as the person I was obsessed with. I miss always having my best friend right there and being able to see him every 45 minutes. We were both in band so I definitely miss that. It was fun to do a hobby together!”
If anything, has this new journey called college made your relationship stronger?
(KATELYN TURNER, BRENAU UNIVERSITY): “College has made us stronger because we have to form a strong trust for each other and stay faithful.”
(ANNA KATE CAUDELL, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY): “College has made our relationship grow more than I ever could’ve imagined. I’m not going to lie, I was very nervous about moving two hours away and not being able to see him every day. I feared he would get tired of the distance. At first things were a little difficult, but we worked it out and now I love getting to see him! Before college I felt like I took having a boyfriend for granted, but now I realize exactly how lucky I am and there’s no one I’d rather go through this with. He’s planning on coming to KSU next year so that makes things better. We plan when we’re going to see each other the week before so I have time to look forward to seeing him. College has matured our relationship so much and I can’t wait to see what our future holds.”