Friday, September 24, 2010

5 Ways To Find True Love At College

With fear of sounding like "The Love Doctor" or Will Smith on "Hitch", I have decided to give love advice. This isn't eHarmony and I'm not Dr. Phil, so if my advice doesn't work for you then I'm sorry.

This list contains the most important things I hear people say when talking about "how and why" they met their true loves in college. Some girls even talked about how they are only going to college just to find their future husband. This seems pretty silly to me paying over $1,000 a semester to go to school when they could just live in a college town and save some money. Anyway, here it is and I hope it helps you find that special someone you've been looking for. Who knows? They might just be right down the hall...

Live On Campus
Living on campus your  Freshman year is a must; if at all possible. When your forced into living with and around other people that you would not normally be around, you meet people you would normally shy away from. This helps to broaden you not only as a student, but also as a human being. If you stay by yourself in an apartment off campus, chances are high you're not going to acquire the social ties you other wise would if you stay on campus your first year. I met my girlfriend of 4 years (this Sunday) on a campus bus back to our dorms, which just happened to be right next to one another. If it wasn't for living on campus, I probably never would have known she even existed.

Go To Social Events
Football games, parties, school club meetings or the field where everyone plays Ultimate Frisbee, it doesn't matter as long as you go. Anywhere people are talking and having fun in a social setting is where you want to be. I can guarantee this; you're not going to find your soul mate on Xbox Live while being shut up in your room playing video games. Go out and meet people. You'll only find yourself if you stay in your room all the time. 

Go To Class
Now this may come as a shock to some of you, but the point of going to college is to learn. And where does everyone do this said learning? In class of course. If you want to meet people at college, GO to college. Things like group projects are a great opportunity for you to interact with others and get to know other people outside the classroom as well.

Talk to Everyone You Meet
For some people this will be harder to do than others, but try your best! Be sociable and try to start conversations with people you're walking with or sitting next to on the bus. A few random words is what started me on the path of my 4 year journey with my girlfriend. If it weren't for those words, my life would be completely different in so many ways I can't even imagine. A few random words can change your life, so say them!

Be Yourself
This is said a lot, but never really explained a lot. When I say be yourself, I don't mean losing restraint when it's needed or not being some-what polite to new people you meet. When I say be yourself I mean stay true to who you are as a person. If you are a band geek oboe player, be a band geek oboe player. Be who you are, and if the person you are trying to talk with doesn't except you for that, then they weren't right for you to begin with. There is nothing worse than trying to keep up a persona that you've created for yourself, while knowing deep in your heart it's not you. Be you, and that's all you can be!