Dating in college is tough

Gutknecht is a senior journalism major from Conyers, Ga.

Jackie Gutknecht

There is a running joke that girls in college are only looking to graduate with one thing: their “M.R.S. degree.” Unfortunately for some, achieving that has become quite difficult.

Meeting people in college is easy, but finding a guy who wants to settle down and stop hooking up with every girl he meets is a little harder. Once you think you’ve found this perfect guy, and you have been on a couple dates, it either works out – and congratulations for that – or he randomly stops talking to you and you never hear or see him ever again. It is really easy to fall into this trap, especially if you and this guy don’t have many friends in common.

The dating app Tinder has gained popularity recently and seems like a great idea to meet someone that you wouldn’t normally meet. However, the majority of people on this app are usually only looking for one thing (and that is to “hit it and quit it”).

It isn’t impossible to find someone that you are going to have a meaningful relationship with in college, but you have to go outside of the bars and dating apps to find this person.

It is a lot easier to meet someone worth dating when you have mutual friends and interests. Joining student organizations, intramural sports, clubs and activities allows for you to meet a large group of people that have the same interest as you. Not only will this give you something to talk about with the person, but it also allows for you to have the same group of friends to hang out with together.

College dating is fun and allows you to figure out what you like and don’t like in your significant other, but it can be challenging when it comes to actually finding a serious relationship that will stick.