We asked HuffPost editors to weigh in on what they wish they knew about sex, love and dating in college -- and how to remain true to yourself throughout good, bad and plain old weird times. It's worth spending the time to find someone special -- don't rush into having sex if you're not ready or are just trying to "get it over with. Dance floor makeouts at parties can end at dance floor makeouts. They don't have to go anywhere else. And they can also be incredibly fun.
With that said, it makes dating somewhat more difficult for most students. So many deadlines. So many choices. Just remember that if you hook up with someone early on in your freshmen year , the relationship must be able to adapt as you both change as people. In America, more than half of the ladies walking around campus everyday secretly or publically hope to meet their spouse while in college.
Dating in college is more difficult than ever. Students have found ways to keep romance alive
Maintaining a relationship in a place where hookup culture is confined to a small group of people leaves a ton of overlap mixed with frequent partying, which most of the time ends up a complete mess. But, all is not lost! Finding real love and meaningful relationships is still possible with the right guidance. I have found five key tips that I have learned from past experiences and from my older friends that have helped me find achieve the sometimes mystical and perceivably unachievable meaningful relationship.
Below, you'll find an excerpt. Personally, I like the idea of a small but not tiny school--under 3, or so but not below about 1,for the undergrad years. You'll have a better chance of making your mark on campus when you're not one of a huge multitude. However, some students really thrive in a huge university community. As my co-author Sid Dalby likes to say, "It's easier to make a big college small than a small college big.