(Personally, I think dating is painful enough without having to stick a needle in your arm, but who am I to judge?
You’ll up your chances of meeting a partner you actually get along with because you’ll already have something in common. Romance"), psychotherapist and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again .
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Are you hooking up exclusively, but still not in a serious relationship? If you think that graduating from college is going to make defining your relationships easier, think again.
Suddenly there are new issues to complicate things, like what it really means to move in with someone you’re getting sort-of-serious with and disagreements over wedding planning.
They’re also at greater risk for exposure to sexually transmitted infections, which makes sense in light of the condom use stat.
Avoid making a common mistake and pick up a pack of Trojans (or whatever your contraception of choice) on your next trip to the drugstore or visit to the doctor.
Still, as sex therapist Ian Kerner tells Men’s Fitness readers, you should assume that your date is doing the same thing to you. W, if you’re uncomfortable being by yourself when you aren’t dating anyone, you’re still going to feel alone when you have a partner.
One of the worst reasons to start a relationship is because you’re afraid of ending up alone. Before you go frantically searching for a boyfriend or girlfriend, Orlov says you should “know that you can take care of yourself emotionally [and] financially.”Dating like a grown-up means knowing how to set boundaries between you and the people you’re seeing.
Worst-case scenario, you’ll come out of it with some crowd-pleasing horror stories.
In college, it’s kind of tricky to date or hook up with multiple people at one time — odds are pretty high you’ll run into one of your flames while making out with another one at a party. As long as you haven’t agreed to see anyone exclusively, it’s totally OK to date around (this is apparently known as “multi-dating”).
Maybe you love 19th-century literature, or maybe you’re psyched to start rock climbing.