I’ve gotten a lot of requests to do a post discussing relationships in college, since people are constantly asking me how I deal with typical college life and a serious boyfriend. Let me start this post by saying that I never planned to have a serious college boyfriend.
I’ve only had one other boyfriend in my life, so knowing what I wanted in a boyfriend at age 18 wasn’t one of my specialties. That relationship ended badly, and needless to say, Klein was a huge blessing for me! He was there to pick up every broken piece of me, and wipe away the tears for quite a few months after. A girl who gets cheated on, not once, not five times, but dozens of times without knowing it, is bound to come out a little heartbroken. I lost the person I had spent the last five years of my life with, and Klein was the only one there to pick me up, pull me out of my sex in the city and ice cream slump, and take me out. The tears and thoughts to take my ex back came and went, but the more time I spent with Klein, the less those feelings reared their ugly heads. And somehow, in just a few short weeks, I was happy again. I did a whole 360 in my life, all because of him. It seems like this all happened really quickly, and looking back on it, it feels like it was just yesterday. This happened over a course of 6 months though, until we were truly happy and comfortable with each other. We didn’t rush into anything serious, everything that has happened with us while being in college has happened over time and has fallen into place perfectly.
Now this isn’t me announcing to everyone to find a serious boyfriend as soon as you move into your dorm freshman year, but this is me saying that if you find someone who tickles your fancy, don’t turn them away because you “don’t want a serious relationship in college”. Having a partner in crime and someone to walk to class with, makes every day here with him worth it.
It is such a misconception that people in relationships during college are any less fun then anyone else. Klein and I enjoy everything that you single people enjoy, we just enjoy it together. The beauty of the relationship is doing every single thing you would do if you weren’t dating, and doing it with each other. It’s having your best friend by your side and spending the night with you constantly. Having someone to call at any hour, or to help you when your car is broken down, or having someone to go to the grocery store with. It’s like your best girlfriend, but with a little added eye candy. I did have a lot of fun my first semester of freshman year before I met Klein, but everything I did then, I do with him now and it is ten times more fun! Our journey in these past two years has changed my life completely, and I could not ask for more.
Not to mention, Klein is extremely intelligent and has been a huge encouragement with all of my studies. He encourages me to go to class every day, helps me with any studying that needs to be done, and watches my dogs while I’m busy with school work. I could go on and on all day about how great it has been to have a boyfriend these past two years, but the whole moral of the story is that it really isn’t so bad to date in college. We’re juniors now and I can honestly say that I can’t wait to watch him graduate! People are getting engaged younger and younger these days anyway, so you’re really only hurting yourself by not exploring the guys at your University!