Real people are much different–keep your expectations in check.
If you’re looking for real talk about sex, dating, and love in college, look no further.
Here’s the perception and reality of dating in college.
So much pressure is put on that first kiss, and you want to see fireworks like you’ve always heard.
After hearing every set of parents discuss how they met and fell in love, kids have a perception that their ideal fantasy hook-up can and will happen. When adults reflect back on how they fell in love with their partner, they tell you an abbreviated 10-minute version of a story that took them 20 years (multiply by 525,600 to see how many minutes) to live through.
They’re leaving out the parts where they desperately fantasized about celebrities or the popular girls in school.
Thirty-year-olds looks back at their college selves the same way college students looks back at their preteen selves.
Expectation: All the Hollywood movies make it look like the first kiss is the most important indicator of whether or not a relationship will last.
You want to imagine the other person being equally giddy to hear from you. These are the cream of our nation’s crop, so they’ll have their act together and know how to treat you right.
You start with some flirty messages, and the next thing you know, you’re sending nudes and suggestive texts. Reality: College guys are selfish and ignorant, while the girls are clumsy and awkward. They are all still just students, albeit older ones.