Ah….college love. Holding hands walking across campus, discussing Nietzsche at your favorite coffee shop, cute love notes scribbled on your dorm room white erase board…I get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside just thinking about it.
Wait! What? This isn’t 1990? Unless you have been drinkin’ the Four Loko, you have probably noticed that college dating and relationships aren’t what they used to be. Nowadays most of the walks across campus are walks of shame, the only discussions you are having about Nietzsche is with your Mac working on your term paper and those so-called “love notes” you are getting are questionable texts at 3am from the hottie you met a few weeks ago.
It is true that college is like any other experience in your life, but this may be ridiculous.
Even if you wanted to listen to your parents dating advice, technology has changed dating in a way that renders their advice irrelevant. Dating is already hard. If we add Facebook, Twitter, texting, and sexting it is downright complicated. Without asking for it, you have become trailblazers for a new world of dating. The biggest problem is that without any guidelines, you are inventing the rules for dating with technology and mostly learning the hard way….from your own mistakes.
Ladies and gentleman, back away from your iPhones, it is going to be ok. My name is Kira Sabin, I am a dating coach and I am here to help.
Every other Friday, I will be here with a new post discussing the dilemmas and debacles of college love and helping you blaze that trail. Whether I am sharing how to know if someone is interested, the art of going from hooking up to dating or the never-ending question “to text or not to text,” I will be weighing in on topics that actually matter to you.
The best part? At the end of every post will be a weekend challenge. A fun activity for you and friends to help you put yourself out there, get in the right mindset and be ready when Mr. or Miss Right comes along. Or at least Mr. or Miss Maybe.
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