So many people seem to find the love of their life at college – somewhere between partying, studying and extracurriculars. There is something really special about finding someone during this time of your life and being able to have shared experiences (and a love for the same college football team!) will bring you closer together in the future. If you like the idea of finding love on campus, read on!
Be the best you that you can be
When you go to college, you may be tempted to reinvent yourself. There is a big difference between becoming someone you are not, and making a few small changes to better yourself when you start a new chapter of your life. The person you should be with will see the best parts of you and work to make you a better person. You do not have to change to find love, but consider working on some things about you that you have wanted to improve for a while for yourself (perhaps you want to say ‘yes’ to trying new things while at college, or maybe you want to try and be more organised with your time) and your newfound positivity about yourself is likely to attract love.
Hook up culture
Although it may seem as though everyone in college is just hooking up with no strings, that doesn’t mean you have to. There is nothing wrong with the hookup culture of course, but don’t feel forced into doing that if it is not for you. If you are looking for love, you might not find it on a sticky dance floor (that’s not to say that you won’t, of course!), but you can still go out and have a good time regardless.
Give yourself opportunities
If you only go to class and parties, you are likely to see the same people, or at least the same type of people all the time, and it might feel a little disheartening. The more things you say yes to, the more opportunities you will have for finding a potential love interest. Sign up to volunteer or work events, join clubs or teams and get involved. You will likely meet many people who have similar interests to you, which is where you may find the man or woman of your dreams!
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
If you are too determined to find love, you will end up stressing yourself out and putting too much pressure on any potential relationship. You don’t want to scare someone away or settle for something less than you deserve because you are so desperate to find love. Relax and enjoy the adventure of dating. Some dates are going to go wrong, and not work out, but don’t be too disheartened. Keep trying and try just to enjoy yourself and you will be more likely to find love.
Finding love at college is a fantastic experience. You will have someone supportive to help you through the stress that is your degree and even the most miserable Monday mornings studying for finals can be made better by the promise of a date with your boo later that day. Don’t put pressure on yourself to find the great love of your life at college, but if you follow these tips, you might get lucky!