By Mariel | April 11, 2012
Relationships in college are strange. Strange because they’re so different, so varied, and so unique to every college student. As much as there are the typical relationships, they turn out differently for everyone and mean something different to every person. There are a couple of different types of college relationships, from what I’ve observed and experienced. There’s the casual hookup type dating thing, which usually turns out badly because one person feels differently than the other one, assumes they’re dating when they’re really not and then gets sad or angry when the other person doesn’t feel the same way. However, this type of relationship can work for some people. Don’t ask me how, but sometimes it’s just what they need and want. There’s the serious, long-term relationship but this one has two sub-categories; the ones that last and the ones that don’t. Everyone,when they get into one of these, thinks that they have found the love of their life and don’t have to worry about dating when they get out of college because they’re just going to get engaged, work through their problems, and live happily ever after. Which sometimes works, but mostly doesn’t. Usually it has run its course after about 2 years because A. we’re college kids and we have short attention spans and B. it’s very unusual to meet the love of your life at age 18. Then there’s the short term relationship which has the most variety because it can either turn out really well or really badly. This is the person you meet and think that something could work so why not try it? You either fall in love or cross off another person from your “never date a person like this ever again” list.
Have you had any/all of these? What other types of college relationships have you come across?
Someone should seriously write a thesis on this…
Sorry for the rant. I’m done now. :)