Try not to make a relationship your whole world because it will limit your experience in other areas of life.
In high school, you see the same people in your classes for four years straight, and you all know a lot about each other already.
In college, however, you’ll meet and date people you’ll know nothing about, which can make it more adventurous!
If you're creative, get involved with a writing group or join the band. If you are a honor roll student and member of the key club, but you're interested in the slacker in the back row, you will have conflicted interests.
Nothing is less attractive to the opposite sex than a person with no confidence, hobby or personality of their own.
For dates off campus, get the place’s staff or the police involved if you feel unsafe leaving by yourself.
In high school, if two people go to the movies together over the weekend, suddenly everyone thinks they’re a couple that’ll stay together till graduation do them part.
Also, if something goes wrong, you'll need your core group of friends to hold you up and be there for you. Having middle men and friends that like to interfere ('help') only makes problems worse. Whether you're 15 or 55, keeping open communication with the person you're dating is absolutely essential.
High schools are full of rumors and drama - don't get sucked into arguments caused by something a friend of a friend might have seen. Most of bad break-ups and horrible fights of high school dating could have been avoided if the couple had made an effort to talk to one another about problems instead of jumping to conclusions. Don't push your boundaries, and don't let anyone else cross them.
If that 300-seat lecture hall image struck a little fear in your gut, believe us, we understand.
With the hundreds of students you meet in college, it can still feel like a lot of pressure to pick one out of many, let alone ask them on a date.
Have a first date in a public place, so that if you feel uncomfortable at all, you can leave as soon and as safely as possible.