Whether you’re in a committed relationship in college or in the beginning dating stages, being with someone teaches you a lot about what you want and don’t want for yourself. Then, he’ll think I am ignoring him.”Does this internal conversation sound familiar?Relationships are a good test to see how aware you are of what you deserve and the standards you hold for how you should be treated. ”“No, I don’t want to seem interested.”“But, I also don’t want to seem like I am not interested. That’s because you are NOT the only one who has experienced one.Entering my fourth year of college, I just ended a relationship with my second serious boyfriend. I thought nothing could tear us apart, but everything about college quickly changed my mind.
Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, being in a relationship can make it easy to put those aspirations on the back burner because you are also focusing on the happiness of someone else.
I chose to end my relationship because I felt that I had my own future to worry about, let alone someone else to worry about.
It is fun to go to a fraternity party or a college bar and be able to talk and dance with whomever you want, just like your single friends do.
But, a commitment comes with expectations, and with those expectations follows judgement from many people if you don’t meet them.
You can go out with your girls, drink, dance and have a good time.
You can take advantage of events and organizations on campus to meet new people and friends.If you are in a relationship with someone from your hometown, distance can be a really big block in a happy relationship, especially when you want to take advantage of all the new experiences college has to offer.I met so many new people on campus, and the thought of walking to a date’s dorm seemed better than driving to my boyfriend’s house 40 minutes away.Sometimes people criticize those who are in a relationship in their early 20’s.But, being in a relationship gives you the best of both worlds.It’s always nice to look your best when you’re with your boyfriend/girlfriend.