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What's your take on dating during college?

Topic: Social Scene | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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I personally wouldn't really date too much in college. In college you're too busy worrying about your studies to be having time to date. I think it would be unfair for the recipient because you wouldn't be able to spend much quality time with them. Best solution is to date after college when you don't have to much too take on. After college is when people are starting their new career and a great time for romance involve.

Answered by: Coleb Q. | almost 4 years ago
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A lot of students begin serious relationships in college and end up marrying their college sweethearts. However, do not forget the real reason you are at college: to get a degree. Do not get so caught up in a college relationship that you take away from your studying. Do not skip classes to be with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Keep your priorities in order.

Answered by: Mighty Spidey L. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating in college is totally different then dating in high school. I personally know several close friends that met their future spouse while in college. The important thing to do is to know what your standards are. Are you dating just to say you are, or are you looking for the right person? Never settle for someone just so you can have a relationship! Make sure that if you are dating someone that you do not ignore your homework! It is really easy to push aside the studying to go on a date, and your grades may show it at the end of the semester!

Answered by: Em Ugrad08 P. | over 3 years ago
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Don't get tied down to any one person! College presents you with endless opportunities to meet new people on a regular basis. Explore your options and have fun with it! Date several different people unless you find one you just absolutely can't live without. If you are tied down, you will miss out on some awesome social opporortunties!

Answered by: Boylen33 D. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college is perfectly fine. If you have a major that is going to take you 8 years or more to finish (doctor, lawyer, etc) be sure that anyone that you begin to date seriously knows and accepts the time constraints that will be placed on the relationship as your college progresses. For some people, this may be a deal breaker, so be honest and up front so no one's time is wasted.

Answered by: Upallnight I. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating is easy during college. Everyone expects you to be broke so the dates are easy. Expectations are fairly low so it is easy to impress.

Answered by: Zolty F. | almost 4 years ago
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You will meet a lot of people during college. My take on dating during college is that it is a good thing, as long as it does not interfere with your academics. Dating allows you to get to know people more closely and allows you to learn more about yourself. Also, dating someone is good to alleviate stress. You should try to have a healthy social life and dating is a great option. College is probably the one time in your life where you will be in touch with many different types of people with different backgrounds and beliefs. As long as you date safely and smartly, I say go for it.

Answered by: Gagel A. | almost 4 years ago
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Personally, I see no problems with it, as long as the relationship doesn't disrupt other priorities (school, obviously). Make it clear to those you date that you take school seriously, and be honest with yourself about how much time you need to devote to classwork, and you should be able to keep the relationship from interfering with your classes. Many people in date in college and keep their grades at satisfactory levels. Some even find their spouses in college! While college is does require a great deal of your time and attention, you still need (and deserve!) to have fun in between studying.

Answered by: Ma G U. | almost 4 years ago
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Well it is a little different then high school for many reasons. The biggest is that you are free to go and do whatever you want. Students tend to meet each other through parties and clubs so you are more likely to find the atmosphere a little less tense. Dating seems a little more serious as well in that college students tend to take it more seriously (often with the thought that this person could be their soulmate). While it certainly can also be more physically driven, I have found a higher level of emotional commitment between those dating and a greater sense of maturity about it.

Answered by: College Student123 T. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college can prove very fun, but it can also be distracting. If you decide to date while in college, it's important to balance academics with socializing. Don't let yourself get too far behind in studying!

Answered by: Iamerica N. | almost 4 years ago
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Socializing is an important part of college life. However, your academics should always be your primary focus. The best thing is to find a balance where you can dedicate the necessary time to your social life and your studies. It may seem daunting, but it can be very rewarding.

Answered by: Aries W. X. | almost 4 years ago
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Date and have fun, of course. If you're dating another student, he/she is going to understand that sometimes it's going to be crunch time and dates will have to wait until things quiet down a bit. If you happen to be in the same classes as your date, a study date can be a good way to be near each other while still getting things done. Just be sure you're actually studying! Also, to avoid uncomfortable sexual situations, don't drink to excess while on a date. The temptation is ever-present in college.

Answered by: Null Terminator N. | almost 4 years ago
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I think college is really the best time to date. This is when most people meet the person they end up marrying. There are so many positive things that go with dating in college. For one, you know that you're with someone who has a goal in life, just like you. Just make sure to make studying your top priority and you should be fine.

Answered by: Jen B. | almost 4 years ago
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It depends on the people involved. It's easy to let a relationship distract you from your studies. On the other hand, it can be a valuable source of emotional support for both people. If both of you are mature and understand that in the long run your educations come first, you should do all right.

Answered by: Kat68 Q. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college can be a lot of fun. It is quite possible that you will meet the person you will spend the rest of your life with while you are attending college. However, you must make sure that your studies come before anyone you are dating in order to ultimately succeed.

Answered by: Roger H. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating in college is a slippery slope. It can be hard to date in college since many of the people that you meet will not be interested in serious relationships. If you are, however, just be aware that most students will not have a lot of time to dedicate to a relationship. Dating in college can work out. I have many friends who are marrying their college sweethearts. In order for it to work, however, both parties must understand that the other has many obligations.

Answered by: Collegegrad10 I. | almost 4 years ago
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I believe dating during college can be healthy as long as it doesn't interfere with academics. Make sure not to allow yourself to forget about homework and studying because you have a date or are pursuing a significant other. Maybe try seeing if you can have a study date instead that combines the best of both worlds.

Answered by: Jpeltz Q. | almost 4 years ago
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There is nothing wrong with dating during college. However, it is important to keep school ahead of the person you are dating. Also make sure you get to know the person. You don't want to start dating with some person you random meet at an off campus party. For many college is where they meet their future spouses. Just remember to keep your priorities in order.

Answered by: Bluejay K. | almost 4 years ago
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It really depends on how emotionally stable you are. If you are comfortable with yourself and your emotional capacity, I say it's OK to date during college. But if you are the type that gets too emotionally attached to someone or is too sensitive, then it may not be a good idea. The major thing you are in college for is to get an education. If you allow your dating life to dictate your study habits, it could be detrimental to your college success.

Answered by: Boylen33 D. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college can go both ways. I went to a small school, with a population of only about 2400 students, and so after dating somebody it did get awkward seeing them just about everywhere I went. Casual dating can be a great way to meet people and share experiences though, and as long as you are responsible, there is nothing wrong with it. Do not let it get you distracted from your studies however, and definitely don't let anyone pressure you into a relationship. The only thing worse than telling somebody "no" upfront, is having to tell them a few months down the line.

Answered by: College Grad31 Y. | almost 4 years ago
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I think it is awesome! College is a great place to meet wonderful people, and to really develop who you are. Look at it like this, don't go looking for anything serious, but if you find it, embrace it! Look for someone with similar values, like, if you are super into your studies, date someone who is too. That way, you respect each others study time, and can have more fun during the fun time!

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | almost 4 years ago
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When I was in college, I would go on casual dates every once in a while to relax and remain social in the college scene. I felt that it work well for me as I was able to complete my classes without the burden of being a serious relationship. I also believe that since you are probably not going to stay in the city when you graduate from college, I was not looking for anything serious however to make new contacts and networking dating and meeting new people is always positive.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college can be fun, exciting and a distraction to your studies! There is definitely time for dating so long as you have dedicated time to your studies, and the person you are dating does not try to take you away from your study time. College is about learning, and not all learning comes from hitting the books, it also comes from interacting with people, and dating is part of that. So, enjoy your social life, but do not let it overwhelm your time.

Answered by: Laynie Lou71 L. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college is not something you should have any sort of set plan about. If it happens, it happens. You shouldn't go into college thinking you will date or will not date; you should let it occur naturally. Some people might be of the opinion that it is best not to date during college because it could take you away from your studies. However, dating is part of the whole social process that is an important component of college.

Answered by: College Grad101 N. | almost 4 years ago
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You should so do it!!! This doesn't mean you need to be the college pimp, but you definitely need to explore dating. Dating is how you get to know yourself better and what you want in a future mate, if you plan to marry.

Answered by: Jennifer O. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating in college is a very popular option. You meet a lot of people and will get to know some of them really well. If you're a person who can't handle several major things in your life at once, dating during college may not be advisable as your academics may be important. If you can handle the added responsibilities then go ahead with dating. Often, people date in the latter years of college as they mature and get accustomed to school work.

Answered by: Jimm34 Z. | almost 4 years ago
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So long as the student can manage dating and finish college then it's fine. After all, what's a better way to meet someone then someone also attending college with their future ahead of them? The student just needs to know...if there is a choice between a relationship and college, college should come first. There will be plenty of potential relationships in the future, but if you blow college it's harder to go back and finish up.

Answered by: Dream Scaper X. | almost 4 years ago
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I think it is awesome! College is a great place to meet wonderful people, and to really develop who you are. Look at it like this, don't go looking for anything serious, but if you find it, embrace it! Look for someone with similar values, like, if you are super into your studies, date someone who is too. That way, you respect each others study time, and can have more fun during the fun time!

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | almost 4 years ago
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When I was in college, I would go on casual dates every once in a while to relax and remain social in the college scene. I felt that it work well for me as I was able to complete my classes without the burden of being a serious relationship. I also believe that since you are probably not going to stay in the city when you graduate from college, I was not looking for anything serious however to make new contacts and networking dating and meeting new people is always positive.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college can be fun, exciting and a distraction to your studies! There is definitely time for dating so long as you have dedicated time to your studies, and the person you are dating does not try to take you away from your study time. College is about learning, and not all learning comes from hitting the books, it also comes from interacting with people, and dating is part of that. So, enjoy your social life, but do not let it overwhelm your time.

Answered by: Laynie Lou71 L. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating during college is not something you should have any sort of set plan about. If it happens, it happens. You shouldn't go into college thinking you will date or will not date; you should let it occur naturally. Some people might be of the opinion that it is best not to date during college because it could take you away from your studies. However, dating is part of the whole social process that is an important component of college.

Answered by: College Grad101 N. | almost 4 years ago
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You should so do it!!! This doesn't mean you need to be the college pimp, but you definitely need to explore dating. Dating is how you get to know yourself better and what you want in a future mate, if you plan to marry.

Answered by: Jennifer O. | almost 4 years ago
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Don't get tied down to any one person! College presents you with endless opportunities to meet new people on a regular basis. Explore your options and have fun with it! Date several different people unless you find one you just absolutely can't live without. If you are tied down, you will miss out on some awesome social opporortunties!

Answered by: Boylen33 D. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating in college is a very popular option. You meet a lot of people and will get to know some of them really well. If you're a person who can't handle several major things in your life at once, dating during college may not be advisable as your academics may be important. If you can handle the added responsibilities then go ahead with dating. Often, people date in the latter years of college as they mature and get accustomed to school work.

Answered by: Jimm34 Z. | almost 4 years ago
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So long as the student can manage dating and finish college then it's fine. After all, what's a better way to meet someone then someone also attending college with their future ahead of them? The student just needs to know...if there is a choice between a relationship and college, college should come first. There will be plenty of potential relationships in the future, but if you blow college it's harder to go back and finish up.

Answered by: Dream Scaper X. | almost 4 years ago
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It should be fun. Don't get wrapped up in anything too serious (marriage etc). In my experience, you should get out there and explore your options. There are plenty of guys and girls out there to meet and spend time with, so don't waste all your time on one!

Answered by: Ecupirates08 R. | almost 4 years ago
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It is possible to have a social life and do great in college but it takes discipline. Time management is also a must. It is important to remember that school must come first and deadlines must be met. Sometimes dating will have to wait when a critical assignment is due or a test is coming up. It is okay to have fun and enjoy yourself as long as you set aside enough time for studying.

Answered by: Indy Disney Fan F. | almost 4 years ago
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Essential! There's no reason to avoid relationships with others during college! You are there to learn a lot of things - not just school stuff. College is where you develop more adult social skills - relationships are a part of this. As long as dating doesn't cripple your ability to perform at school, it's an important part of the college experience. If your question is regarding dating vs sleeping around, however, that's a different story. Be careful out there.

Answered by: The Truth C. | almost 4 years ago
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Dating depends on each person's preferences in college. Some people are only looking for open relationships. Other people are looking for a committed relationship. If you find someone you want to be involved with, you will have to make your feelings clear. If not, it will not end in a good situation.

Answered by: Allgrw P. | almost 4 years ago
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