Dating on campus is a science and everything can go wrong. Just imagine sitting by an ex at lectures or in a shuttle after a bad breakup..AWKWARD
Well, we asked students and alumni to tell us what they wished they knew about dating on campus. Here are their amazing dating tips:
Don’t disconnect from the world the moment you start dating
Focus on building your friendships. Don’t cut off your friends, colleagues and roommates just because you met someone. Campus romance will probably not last and your friends will provide crying shoulders when the breakup finally happens.
Don’t throw away love for hook-ups
There’s nothing better than waking up from your hostel bed and knowing that someone, somewhere loves you. The oohs and ahhs last for a moment but there’s nothing like falling in love. If you find someone you’re sure about, stay with them!
If it’s not making you happy, don’t stay in it
Relationships are supposed to make you happy. Add to your fulfillment! If you find yourself struggling to fit in with someone or trying to fix things, push the end button! It’s simple!
You don’t have to find “the one”
Don’t be pressured into thinking that the university is the place to find your soulmate or missing rib. If it happens, that’s great! If it doesn’t, errrm, don’t fret.
Be smart and safe when it comes to sex
This point is of high priority and we can’t stress it enough. Choose your sexual partners carefully and always engage in safe sex…just as STD/I’s are real, so are babies!
But if you’re a virgin, it’s 100 percent okay to stay that way
Don’t let anyone talk you into having sex when you’re not ready. Your sexual life is private and not anyone’s business…after all, who sex epp?
Know yourself. Try to learn more about the kind of relationship you want and the kind of person you want…and don’t be afraid to try something new.
Self love is the key to building a strong relationship. This allows you to learn what you like and loathe and what not to settle for.
Only date when you’re sure
It’s not a race. Just because your friend is dating does not mean you’re ready to date too. Only date when you’re really into the person.
If you have any relationship advice to share, let us know in the comment section.
Naana Aba Mensah (Nokoslim)