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Dating in college

TheAverageJoe71TheAverageJoe71 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited September 13 in College Life
Has anyone ever dated anyone in college? I am curious because I want to date someone in college, and I am wondering how common it is. I want to date someone who also finds education important.

Replies to: Dating in college

  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 6,898 Senior Member
    edited September 13
    OP, is this question real? I think there have literally been millions of students who dated another student in college. Plenty of them got married too, and quite a few of them are here on CC.
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 2,251 Senior Member
    edited September 13
    I can say from personal experience and experience with my kids that intra college dating is preferable to inter college dating. Its true what they say about long distance relationships...very hard to maintain.

    What are those Crosby Stills and Nash lyrics...If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with?
  • nw2thisnw2this Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    Are you in college? or are you out of college and wanting to date someone who is in college? Is it someone specific you are after or just college students in general?
  • sta3535sta3535 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    One of my friends seemed to have found his "perfect match". They seem to have a lot of things in common.

    It can take some time before you find someone and/or it will naturally happen.
  • TheAverageJoe71TheAverageJoe71 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    edited September 14
    I'm in college, but I am not currently thinking of anyone specific. It is just really important to me to date someone in college for some reason. @nw2this
  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU Registered User Posts: 918 Member
    Yes, lots of dating and relationships, but don't force it. It is common to casually invite people to the join you in the dining halls. A step up would be to go on a date to the movies or to some of the free events on campus.
  • NorthernMom61NorthernMom61 Registered User Posts: 2,977 Senior Member
    I met my husband of 36 years at college, my daughter has met a nice boyfriend at college who she has been dating for almost two years (a first for both of them). In both cases relationships grew out of friendship. Relationships happen during college, often start in unexpected ways. Some last, some don't. If you want to date try asking, or at least keep your eyes and mind open to the opportunity.
  • nw2thisnw2this Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    I think most college students date other college students or former/future college students. So it is not just common, it is the norm.
  • momocarlymomocarly Registered User Posts: 312 Member
    I met my husband in Oct of my Freshman year signing up for a self-paced Chemistry Exam. He was in my lab. My son is a Freshman and already has a girlfriend. He is pre-vet and she is pre-med. He is happy because she is just as focused on academics as he is. It happens a lot!
  • bopperbopper Registered User Posts: 8,046 Senior Member
    I met my husband during freshman orientation and we just had our 30th wedding anniversary.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 32,500 Senior Member
    Started dating Mr R sophomore year after my high school relationship went kaput.

    Engaged after graduation and married right after getting my masters.
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