College relationships: Students finding a special partner during school that allows them to bond and share special events with.
There are many things that are important in the life of a college student, and usually, a relationship isn’t at the top of the priority list. Let’s be honest; college is usually the time to blow off some steam, experiment and find your feet. A steady boy/girlfriend? Not usually on the agenda.
However, while it may not be the “usual” for college, it doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. It could also be the most positive thing that you do with your college years. I mean, why not have a steady someone by your side in some of the most challenging years in your life? It’s about so much more than the potential for cheesy couples matching pajamas at Christmas, too. It’s about the support system that you need. It’s about the love you can grow which has the potential to last a lifetime. It’s about you, and whether it’s the right thing for you. Still on the fence? Let’s look at five reasons that a serious relationship in college is a good idea.
- Support. Well, we mentioned this a little earlier, but the support that you’ll get with your new partner in college is going to be something else entirely. There’s nothing better than going through the college years and knowing someone is experiencing all the same things. Not only that, but you’re going to severely reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases if you stick to sleeping with one person and you’ve both been tested. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
- Confidence. Is there anything that gives you more confidence than security? A long-term college relationship may not be your immediate plan, but you have security with someone who is going to be able to push you toward the things that you know you want but find it hard to reach. You challenge and push each other; which will help you go a long way in college.
- Compatibility. When you meet someone in college, it’s likely you’re on the same course or taking some of the same classes. When this happens, you already know you share the same interests, which starts you off well. You may never have been in a serious relationship before, but now you’re interested because your interests are the same.
- Formals. Ah, yes. The problem with most colleges is they like to throw formal events. Which isn’t really a problem unless you don’t have a date, and then they can feel pretty lonely. With a long-term someone, you can head to the formals with someone to slow dance with. Sure, you can do all this with your friends (single empowerment, we’re here for it!) but in this case, at least you know you’re safe with who you go back to the dorm with at the end of the night.
Values. You are going to learn so much about life when you have a college sweetheart. They’re going to teach you all the things that you won’t accept from someone else, so even if it isn’t love’s young dream, you’ll remember those days fondly when you do find it.