), or into misunderstanding, hurt, or just thin air.
At the typical beer-soaked party (even if you're sober), you can't always tell which guys want a one-night thing and which ones truly like you.
Not only that – there’s not a single parent living in your whole dorm building.
It shouldn’t be surprising that it’s not all rainbows and a never-ending harem of potential lovers.
Here are 20 truths about dating in college no one ever tells you. As of 2013, 28 percent of married couples met in college and 38.6 percent met through friends in common (which, according to this study, is the most common way people meet their future spouses). Sure, being single in college is great, but there’s nothing wrong with being more romantically oriented. You will almost definitely get caught having sex (or hooking up).
Click through the slideshow below for five things you should know about dating at the beginning of college.
Let’s be honest: dating in college is a lot more complicated than dating in high school.
One of the best parts of attending a new school is the myriad of romantic possibilities.
You're at college with thousands of people your age, and everyone wants to meet and mingle.
But soon you knew all their names, who was cool, and who was weird.
And now you've dated everyone you wanted to, or you don't click with the guys at your school, or you're tired of the high school drama — and you can't wait for college.
You've heard the basics about college dating: more types of guys, more freedom, and more mature relationships (hopefully).
But with close living quarters, no parents, and stressful classes, things get intense, and college has its own soap operas.
If you've been drinking, there's not always a trusted friend there to stop you from going too far with a guy you just met.