As fun and rewarding as college may be, it can also be insanely hard to balance school with a vibrant social life. Especially if you’re a commuter. It can be even harder to make friends and meet cute guys. But even though it can be a little tricky, there’s something to be said for having people your age at your fingertips for the next four years. Here’s a couple ways to meet more guys on your campus.
Talk To Your Classmates
College can be a lonely place. But if you make time to get to know your classmates as well as the people living around you, it can be a very enriching experience. Don’t be afraid to start some conversations with that cute guy who sits in front of you or start up a study group with some classmates. Even if you don’t get a date out of it, at least you’ll have some people to get notes from.
Go To The Library
The library is the perfect place to meet a studious, academically-driven guy! You can get your school work done and scour the library for potential hotties. Don’t be afraid to start up a conversation with the cute guy sitting beside you.
Visit Your Coffee Shop/Student Lounge
Stop by the coffee shop in the student lounge before your next class, and take a minute to notice your surroundings. If you see a cute guy who’s sitting on his own, ask him what he’s studying or be bold and order him a drink! It just might be the start of an interesting conversation.
Join A Sorority
The great thing about sororities is there are scheduled activities such as mixers that involve the fraternities as well. You can attend a group bonfire on the beach or carve a pumpkin with your sorority sisters, and maybe meet a new guy along the way. Even if you don’t hit it off romantically with any of the guys, it’s still a good opportunity to make some new friends and expand your social community.
Check Out Community Events
Check your school calendar for some events being held on or off-campus. Poetry slams, dance shows and open-mic night are all hotspots for the well-read, thoughtful, artsy kind of guy. Heck, you might even meet a talented musician who writes songs about you or a thoughtful poet who thinks you’re his muse! Again, even if you don’t meet anyone who grabs your interest, getting involved in your community is the perfect way to make a new friend and further enrich your college experience.
Get A Job
Getting a job on campus is a great way to connect with some guys you have something in common with. You can chat during lunch breaks about your major, life after college or even just your weekend plans. Even if you can’t work on campus or somewhere close by, make a point to be social with your coworkers wherever you work. You never know if you’ll hit it off with one of them.
Travel abroad if you can. It’ll expose you to some cool new cultures, languages, worldviews and hunky foreign guys. If you can’t travel, look into joining an international group where you can meet people from different parts of the world who are attending your college. At the very least, get to know your city and explore some places you’ve never seen before. Consider visiting your local museum or art gallery if you’ve never been—you might discover some dazzling sights and one of them could be your new beau.
We all wish dating in college was as simple as bumping into a cute guy in the hallway outside of your dorm room, falling in love and living happily ever after. Unfortunately, that is far from the case and it can be even more difficult if you’re shy or timid. Although it’s difficult, you’re going to have to leave your dorm once in a while if you want to have a good love life. Try sitting in the dining room without your friends, joining a club, or visiting the library alone every once in a while. It’ll make it easier for that cute guy in your cinema class to approach you.
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