Lauren Kaplan August 10, at 2: As a freshman girl, eligible cuties seem to be everywhere, and guess what? Who, you ask, knew there was such a science behind college guys, anyway?
Well, maybe, but there might be a little bit more to it. DO make friends with the guys on your floor. On top of it, you might really connect with one of them. Hooking up with one or two of your hallmates within the first few days of school, however, is a definite no-no. DO go out to meet people. Find out where the hot spots are each night of the week end , and make sure to show up every once in a while.
Your freshman year is meant for new beginnings, not dwelling on old relationships. Study hall or dining hall dates count, too! As casual as these settings are, it can be a great place to get to know a guy or meet someone new. Show face as often as you can without being that girl that everyone expects to run into. DO look around your classes for guys. DO engage in a random hook-up safely , if you want to.
If nothing else, at least you can get an exciting night or two out of them—just make sure to stay safe and keep your friends posted on your whereabouts. Know your boundaries and ask him—whether you know him well or not—to respect your boundaries. DO avoid those guys that hook up with your entire group of friends. There are always the guys that have no qualms about coming in between a group of girl friends just to get some action.
He has no problem with hooking up with each one of your friends by jumping from one to the next. DO be open to going on dates with anyone. Do some exploring before you settle on one guy to get hot and heavy with right away. DO start a relationship if you find someone special.
DO know that people move on quickly in college. He may not be taking your relationship as seriously as you wished he would if it started out as a random hook-up. DO try to meet guys without a gaggle of girls surrounding you. No guy wants to approach you if your six best friends are by your side eyeing him with those girly judgmental glares.
Exchange numbers instead, and stay with your girlfriends. College will open doors for you in the way of the dating scene, but it always helps to take things slowly and be wary.