You may have left your girlfriend or boyfriend back in your hometown while you went off to school.You both may have left your hometown to attend school in completely different parts of the country.When it comes to the definition of dating on college campuses, hooking up is typically much more common.Casual relationships without commitment are what most guys and girls are looking for.It may be hard -- financially, logistically -- but visiting a partner who is away at school can be really important to maintaining your relationship.You can meet his or her new friends, see where he or she lives, take a tour of the campus, and just get a general feel for your partner's new life.And there are a lot of different types of “dating” to deal with.Here are 5 things that seniors have learned about college dating; freshmen and freshmen-to-be, take note! If someone asks you out, it’s a good idea to accept, even if you wouldn’t normally give him or her a chance. Take a chance and say yes to the girl who’s always reading on the quad. Opening yourself up to people you wouldn’t typically date or hang out with might surprise you.
As simple as it may seem, getting a card, gift, or care package in the mail always brightens someone's day.But I'm really excited about love and believe in it all.I’d still fall for someone regardless of whether we’re graduating.When you date someone you get to know them and you form a real connection.Hooking up is superficial and the human aspect is completely lost.It was hard to come to terms with it and get over the hurt, but I did get closure in an unexpected and nice way. Moving through different stages with this guy — from heartbreak to dysfunction to honest, real friendship — has taught me more in sixth months than I've learned in years.– Sadie*Being a hopeless romantic in this hook-up culture is its own special type of hell.For partners who are separated by long distances, these little gestures and mementos can provide a physical connection of sorts.And besides, who doesn't like getting a cute card or cookies in the mail?!Let’s be honest: dating in college is a lot more complicated than dating in high school.There are new rules, some of which are unspoken and not so obvious.