Im a freshman dating a senior
Much of my own freshman year in college was determined by one recurring scene. She tells me her plans for the night – maybe a sorority party or a pregame in a friend’s room – and asks me if I want to come along.
One junior told me that, freshman year, her high-school boyfriend revealed his plans to propose the day after graduation. “The nice thing about the college atmosphere in terms of relationships is that you can ease in to them – you don’t have to know where you stand, you don’t have to be really certain,” said a current college junior.In the first few months of college, there are those long, lonely freshman nights – times when you wonder whether you’ve actually made any real friends.By November, however, most freshmen have gotten over the worst of their homesickness.“He was someone who would just instantly understand what was happening with me emotionally.I would want to just hole up in my room for the rest of the weekend, talking to him.”So when does this affinity for the familiar start to change?
Do I push myself to meet new people (and risk spending the next four hours smiling and saying “hey, where are you from?