College years are spent meeting new people and having new life experiences. Both sexes look forward to dating without the close watch of parental supervisions. The problem is many aren’t experienced in the do’s and don’ts of the dating landscape on campus. Here are 8 college dating rules (the dos and don’ts) to help you avoid dating pitfalls and find the right person to spent those lonely nights with.
DON’T Be Forceful
Don’t be that creepy guy or clingy girl that calls every hour on the hour to talk. No one wants to feel like they have a stalker. Plus, this takes all the fun out of the dating game. Playing a little hard to get can keep things exciting.
DO Make a Move
While being the creepy kid on the block isn’t attractive, being scared to make the move when the time is right can turn once hot waters cold. Don’t be afraid to put your cards on the table and make your move. The worst that can happen is a “no.”
DON’T Be a Loud Mouth
Nothing will stop a romance dead in its tracks faster than the word spreading like wildfire. Kiss but don’t tell!
DO Be Proud of Romances
While telling anyone who will listen about your conquests is sure to end any potential for a sequel, so will denying it.
DON’T Experience Forbidden Fruit
Don’t date your friend’s flings…..ever. This usually ends badly for everyone involved. You’re in college. There are too many fish in the sea to taste this forbidden fruit.
DO Date Your Friend’s Friends
While dating your friend’s significant other is off limits, dating their friends is kosher. This is a great source of new people to meet and potentially get involved with.
DON’T Be the Drunk One
Partying is a way of life in college but going overboard is best kept for Vegas vacations. Don’t be “that person” who is always overly lubed up at parties. This is a sure fire way of keeping that hottie at arm’s length.
DO Drink the Kool Aid
Being able to hang late into the night will show you can hold your own and increase your chances of finding that special someone. Liquid courage in moderation is a recipe for success in the college dating world.
Dating can be a complicated business. Stick to these golden rules and you will find more successes than failures. Good luck everyone!
What are your college dating rules? Let us know in the comments below!
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