Sometimes my younger self-seems so far away — like I don't even know her anymore. I think about choices and mistakes I've made in the past, and how my judgment has changed so much since then. If I had to make these choices and mistakes again, they'd be completely different, not because I wish for a different outcome, but because my values and beliefs have shifted so much since I was 15, I'm practically not even the same person. Additionally, I reflect on past relationships I've had and some of the things I've been through within those relationships. I go over fights, arguments, and the things that led to breakups. It's amazing how our tastes and morals change as we grow up and experience more things.
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Traditional courting used to be valuable when 20 year olds were getting ready to settle down and start a family. Now that people are no longer waiting to get married, it seems unnecessary to start looking for a potential spouse in college. Your grandparents may have met as kids, but your peers will likely meet their significant others more towards their thirties. Moving away from home and starting life on your own is supposed to be an opportunity to discover yourself, not someone else. Everyone has that friend who completely changes after finding a significant other and denying themself the college experience.
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We love a good party as much as anyone. But the logistics of trying to get to know someone in a packed basement over blaring trap music while someone does body shots in the corner are a bit challenging. It's not exactly the prime environment for romance.
The second the L-word gets brought up, my rolling eyes and interruption with "love isn't real" is guaranteed. But here's the thing, I love love. And for someone that loves the people in her life so deeply, like myself, I want to be clear. Yes, I do believe in love, and maybe one day love will stumble in my path. But the college dating culture today has made it hard for me to believe here and now is the time and place for something as incredible as love.