My dating life in college was a hot mess. The truth is I didn’t have an “official” boyfriend until my senior year of high school. Just a year before, I couldn’t even talk to my crush and avoided him whenever I saw him in the hallway. If for whatever reason we bumped into each other and he said “hello,” my cheeks would turn a bright shade of fire truck red. Once, we locked eyes and I ran away from him because I didn’t want to start a conversation. Yep, that happened. Gotta love the cringe.
It seems like a year changed everything. I went on dates, had my first kiss, hooked up, recovered from a broken heart, and learned a lot about myself throughout the process. While I thought high-school relationships were complicated, dating in college felt like an awkward and messy emotional rollercoaster.
I talked about lessons I learned from my high-school boyfriends. So, now let’s dive into the guys I dated in college. This should be fun.
1. Mr. Dreamy Douchebag.
This guy. So, I dated DD for approximately two months. He captivated my attention pretty much the second that I saw him. Mr. DD had this charisma about him that I couldn’t get enough of at the time. His favorite topics of conversations included majoring in three subjects, his many ex-girlfriends, and how much he resembled Joseph Gordon Levitt. Eye roll.
I probably should have known he was a douchebag when his mom didn’t want to meet “another” one of his girlfriends. Also, according to his sister, I seemed “much nicer than the last girl he brought home.” Instead, I realized he wasn’t exactly boyfriend of the year when he cheated on me with one of his classmates and posted a video of them together on Facebook during Thanksgiving Break.
2. Why’d I Date Him Again?
The question I kept asking myself (and my friends) for months after breaking up with him.
We dated for three weeks, tops. Why, you might ask? Well, I learned that he wasn’t over his ex-girlfriend. In fact, rumors circulated on campus that he wanted to date me because I resembled her. Even worse, she and I roomed in the same dorm hall. Cringe.
My friends didn’t like him and he never seemed interested in what we were talking about. He couldn’t stop bringing up his ex in pretty much any conversation. When we ate at the cafeteria, he always seemed to find a table close to hers. One night, I asked him flatly, “are you over her?” “No,” he replied.
Needless to say, I broke up with him the next morning.
3. The Sporty “Bro.”
I mean, I’m not going to lie. I definitely enjoyed watching him flex or do a few push-ups from time to time. He was pretty hot and had gorgeous eyes. Despite our physical attraction, we lacked any real intimacy. He didn’t exactly enjoy romance and would presumably be happier spotting his bro at the gym. We planned a few romantic dates here and there (like laying outside in the sun or cooking breakfast together) but mostly, we made out.
And went to Subway. He liked eating sandwiches after going to the….you guessed it, gym.
4. Professor Henry Higgins Type.
Arguably, Professor Higgins resembled my type the most out of this list. He was undeniably intelligent, cracked me up without trying, and loved literature. At first, I didn’t pay him much attention but eventually grew to admire his witty personality. He spoke sarcastically 80% of the time and I loved it.
That is, until he insinuated that he was smarter than me and pretty much anybody he had ever met. Major. Eye Roll. Ugh. Why. Did. I Date. Guys. Like. This.
Also, he was kind of a bad kisser.
I hope that you enjoyed this silly, lighthearted post. Dating in college isn’t easy. You’re still trying to find yourself and I definitely learned a lot. This post is meant to just poke fun at my own experiences. 🙂 So, what are some of your funniest dating stories? Feel free to share your thoughts down below!!
Thanks for reading! See you soon! xoxo-Nunzia