Going into college, I received an overwhelming amount of advice from friends, family members, extended family members and strangers about how to navigate the dating scene on campus. Because of this commitment, I play the role of the observer who sees how college hookups come to be or not to be.
Every time I go out with my friends, I listen to their meticulous plans about who to hook up with, how to get their attention without looking too desperate and the college plan if this one fails. I remember how easy movies made college hookups and relationships seem.
My guide was filled with false expectations like the gorgeous guy next door, or the nerdy boy who ends up being extremely sexy once you hookup the glasses off.
These magical movie characters seem to only exist on the big screen. My group of girlfriends have experienced awful hookups, ghosting, clingy guys and a complete lack of action.
Finally, it was Halloween weekend and they dressed up together as Wendy and Squints from The Sandlot. Their night was fun and flirtatious. But when it started to get serious, the chemistry fizzled away.
She felt bad because Jake was a horrible kisser. She literally had to make up multiple excuses to get out of the room, and when she finally left, she had her scarred lip to remind her of the evening. She did some major networking before coming to school and became friends with this guy on Facebook.
When they finally made plans to meet in-person, the interaction was extremely awkward. Ghosting is when the person you have been talking to completely seizes all communication, and essentially turns into a ghost. She had first hand experience with one of these boys, who basically told her he loved her after they kissed.
1. keep your options open
Maybe the hookup scene on other campuses is different, but here it seems to be a strenuous endeavor to get what you really want. HC at Northwestern.
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