But the upside to getting your first heartbreak over with at age 19?When you're 25 and that paralegal from e Harmony stands you up on date number two because his "lizard came down with Zika," you know from experience that you can get through it.No pet names, formal dinners, or goodnight texts required (or expected).Believe it or not, this casual relationship can have benefits that go beyond physical euphoria, influencing a positive approach to building future relationships while learning to differentiate between settling and just having fun. which leads to ambiguous relationships with confusing titles!The major you select will pave the road to your dream job. And the people you date will shape the relationships you cultivate in adulthood.Unlike the shallow dating pool of high school, college is an ocean of options."Post-college, a majority of students want to explore and get to know more people," says Weber."They want to graduate, see the world, and feel the sense of freedom attached to it.
They'd rather put their time and energy into academics, athletics, and fostering platonic friendships.But even when your romantic partner stays the same, change happens in and around you all the time.And when your relationship transcends from homecoming court to History 101 to parenthood and beyond, getting too comfortable isn't so good.You can stick with your high school bae, find a hookup buddy, plunge into a sexual-emotional gray area, or discover an on-campus soulmate.You can also refuse to choose, and just rep the single life.