Take it easy if you’re just getting your feet wet with the whole dating game, and don’t feel a need to rush into anything intense. Show face as often as you can without being that girl that everyone expects to run into.
If they’re showing up for class at all, then you know they’ve at least got something going for them.
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.
Here are the guidelines of how to deal with the ones who are, and the ones who aren’t. These guys will be super fun to hang out with once they get to know each other well, and you’ll be the cool girl who can get in on that action when you need a break from girl drama.
Know your boundaries and ask him—whether you know him well or not—to respect your boundaries. 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.
When tempted to engage in “dormcest,” remind yourself that you’re going to have to face him—as well as everyone else on your floor, because they’re going to find out—for the rest of the year, no matter how good or bad your hook-up was.
Phone calls between Texas and Massachusetts won’t bring you back together—it’ll only keep you from meeting new people that are just beyond your dorm room door. As casual as these settings are, it can be a great place to get to know a guy or meet someone new. A mother’s wisest words—if guys see you going out night after night, how will they ever get to miss you?
If you’re interested, all it takes is a slow pack-up-and-hang-back after class to initiate conversation.
Find out where the hot spots are each night of the week(end), and make sure to show up every once in a while.
And hey, maybe he’s even smart and organized enough for you to make him your “study buddy.” Study dates are pretty much the best dates most college girls can hope for within the first month or so of school (news flash: college guys are usually cheap).
It’s not fair to the guy if you’re just not that into him, but you keep him around because he’s, like, obsessed with you.