But even when your romantic partner stays the same, change happens in and around you all the time.
And when your relationship transcends from homecoming court to History 101 to parenthood and beyond, getting too comfortable isn't so good.
The major you select will pave the road to your dream job. And the people you date will shape the relationships you cultivate in adulthood.Unlike the shallow dating pool of high school, college is an ocean of options.Freshman-to-senior year is one giant learning curve, and everyone is naturally naive.The negative here is this: "You can experience passion, connection, and deep admiration in a college relationship," explains Weber, "but young people often confuse love with sex, and lust with intimacy." Settling too quickly can lead to an unfulfilling long-term relationship, or getting your heart broken.But just because I was flunking Intro Spanish didn't mean I wasn't learning important lessons about life and love via mistakes and romantic endeavors.
Every relationship -- even the bad ones (actually, the bad ones) -- illuminates what you truly want out of a partnership, and how you can be a better partner.
Couples who settle down early risk feeling bored with the relationship and life -- and that's when one or both partners look elsewhere for emotional and physical exposure." If this scenario sounds familiar, then you, my friend, have a friend with benefits: a sexual relationship with no romantic commitment.
So you hook up and enjoy each other's (naked) company and understand that the arrangement is 99.2% sexual and probably not monogamous.
They feel confident with who they are as single entities and a quest for love just isn't a priority.
Hell, I would've had a 4.0 GPA if I hadn't devoted myself and my freshman year to my high school boyfriend, then unnamed members of the baseball team during the rest of my liberal arts career.
No pet names, formal dinners, or goodnight texts required (or expected).