Let’s face it, as co-eds we spend an awful lot of time talking, worrying and dreaming about our next boyfriend. Many girls believe college is the perfect time to find their future husbands. However, as my senior year approaches, I can say that those dreams aren’t always realized in college. How is a single, classy co-ed like yourself supposed to survive when it seems like everyone is either in a relationship or engaged? College Lifestyles can help by providing three steps to surviving the single life.
1. Be Selfish
As a woman, taking care of other people is biologically programmed into our brains. In college, this tendency to take care of other people is often directed towards our significant others. This isn’t a bad thing as long as our needs aren’t being sacrificed along the way. However, when you’re single, “me-time” is all the time. You can go to the gym whenever you want, stay up all night watching re-runs of Friends and Say Yes To The Dress, or spend your paycheck on those cute shoes you’ve been lusting over for months. When you’re without a boyfriend, you’re allowed to be selfish and do whatever you want, whenever you want. The freedom that you experience can be intoxicating.
2. Find What Makes You Happy
It’s easy to discover what truly makes you happy when you have free time to explore your options. Whether it’s taking a fun group fitness class, traveling, hanging out with friends, cooking or reading, the single life is all about self-discovery. When you’re only doing things that you love to do, you can learn a lot about yourself and figure out who you are and what you want in life.
3. Don’t Stress
Don’t listen your family or friends when they pressure you to find a boyfriend. Along with schoolwork and extracurricular activities, the extra pressure can easily stress you out and make you desperate. Guys tend to avoid the desperate girls in favor of the girls who are happy with themselves and their lives, so remain calm and confident. Enjoy your time as a single woman, and wait for love to find you.
What are some of your tips to surviving the single life? Let us know in the comments below!
Blakely Grimm is a Fashion and Dating writer for College Lifestyles (TM). She is a senior Spanish major at Louisiana State University and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She just returned from studying abroad in Spain, and spends her free time trying to convince her friends to watch documentaries with her.