College success and dating

I set out to discover what had kept me single – so I could change that first.I realized that I had not been open to men or a real relationship since my college boyfriend had broken my heart 18 years earlier!I successfully crammed 20 years of dating into a highly compressed time frame, which sometimes made the learning harsh, but always useful. While I had steady boyfriends in high school and college, I did very little dating during my youth.Most of my 20’s and 30’s were spent climbing the corporate ladder and enjoying the company of my wonderful single girlfriends.In only 15 months, I dated 30 men, ending with meeting my husband, Paul.I’ve been married for a few years and couldn’t be happier.In an age when a 10-second-then-it’s-gone picture is considered a mode of communication and terms like “hook-up” are everyday vocabulary, is a real relationship even possible?

Although many college students have found success with online dating, it’s far from a sure thing.

Even if you go to a school with 20,000 people, you might end up seeing the same couple hundred every week.

That’s because sticking to your schedule means running into the same students on your way to and from class, in the cafeteria and studying in the library. Meeting New People: Even if you go to a school with 20,000 people, you might end up seeing the same couple hundred every week.

“College means that barrier disappears, and frankly, you might find that you get sick of someone way faster than you'd expect when they're sleeping over every night,” he said.

Couples often meet from living on the same floor or having the same major, and that close proximity could cause some issues.