Dating in college is different
In fact, if the thought of flying solo frightens you, no partner is going to be able to fulfill you emotionally. As a single college graduate, you probably already have a well-rounded life — a job you love (or at least need), a circle of close friends, and maybe an exercise routine that keeps you healthy.
According to psychotherapist, relationship expert, and author Julie Orlov, M. If you start noticing that you’re frequently ditching friends, falling behind at the office, or skipping workouts to make time for dating, something’s wrong.
Are you hooking up exclusively, but still not in a serious relationship? If you think that graduating from college is going to make defining your relationships easier, think again.
Suddenly there are new issues to complicate things, like what it really means to move in with someone you’re getting sort-of-serious with and disagreements over wedding planning.
Dating in college is complex (when it happens at all).
Are you just hooking up and free to get with other people?
Maybe you love 19th-century literature, or maybe you’re psyched to start rock climbing.
Whatever your passion, turn it into a hobby and find people with similar interests.
So you’ve hit the number at which your mom got married and your grandma already had two kids. Ladies (and gents) are getting married later and later, for a variety of reasons.
Condoms may no longer be cheap or free at the campus health center, but birth control isn’t an area to scrimp and save.
Whatever the price, it’s a lot lower than the cost of a baby or treatment for an STI.
Just because we’re a little older now doesn’t mean we aren’t people anymore, with all those pesky feelings and disappointments that being human entails.
Here’s a stat that might surprise you: Unmarried people in their 20s are less likely to use condoms than adolescents are.