Erica Avesian June 28, at 2: Along with your diploma comes a whole new dating scene. Here are eight things to be prepared for in the post-college dating scene: Make sure your first date with a new guy happens outside of your apartment.
Let him know from day one that you are not a booty-call by refusing to spend the night too soon. Marissa from the University of Michigan likes to have fun with dating and keep it casual. She understands that she shouldn't let anyone make her feel guilty for going out with one guy for a while and then changing her mind. And remember, the guys are likely dating multiple girls at the same time, too.
So be careful not to jump to conclusions about the status of your relationship without having "the talk". Schedule more than one date in the same week. Having a full social calendar always feels great. Most of the guys you meet post-college will be older anyways. You could meet a creepy old man who pretends to be younger—and that is definitely not the guy you want to date.
After college, talking on the phone becomes more of the norm. My college girlfriend would always read my texts the wrong way and get mad at me, so when I graduated, I vowed to make more calls and send fewer texts.
I met a cute girl through a mutual friend and decided to call her and ask her out on a date. See, good things come to those who call. Call him just to talk. Tons of people do online dating For whatever reason, all of my college friends seem to laugh at the idea of online dating. Sometimes I feel as if I'm back in high school.
After being in college for four years surrounded by thousands of people my own age, I feel like there is no one my age around here! Online dating is a great solution for people like Megan who move back home after college and are struggling to find love. Explore different online dating sites and set up a profile. Whatever his baggage is, be prepared to handle surprises that you never had to deal with in college. As long as you go into it with a positive attitude and an open mind, you should be able to handle these little challenges.
Be patient and understanding if and when he exposes his baggage. Be on the lookout for guys who want to be independent bachelors and repeat freshman year all over again—one hook-up after the next.
Your dating life will start to feel more real and less like a game. This is music to my ears! Before you get too excited, remember: Make sure you find someone whose relationship goals align with your own. Try these post-college dating dares to make the most of the new scene and you could find yourself surrounded by cute somethings before you know it!