In college, you run into potential dates in class or at the rec center or at parties on and off campus. Then things change when you graduate and move into the Real World. How many of us have met our dream date…only to find out they’re married already?
Meeting a special someone is much, much harder to do when you are no longer surrounded by eligible singles. So, how would we describe what dating after college is like to our younger counterparts? Read on, Feather Girls, read on.
Meeting a cute someone who’s actually single is like getting to see Halley’s Comet more than once in your lifetime.
“Oh, you’re single? Not divorced? Not engaged? Well, haiiiii! Coffee sometime?”
Your flirting technique gets straight to the point post-college.
First dates might involve meeting the family.
“Well, yes, we just met and everything is awesome. Is it too soon to call you Mom?”
When you need a date to a wedding or other family function, asking the first available cutie is what you tend to fall back on. Pressure to “settle down already” translates into first dates with the entire family. Yayyyyy…..
You both fall asleep BEFORE sex, instead of afterward. And it’s okay.
“Did you have sex for the first time with him last night?” your friends ask. You shake your head and reply, “No, no, we were going to, but he had to get up early for work and I was already tired, so we just fell asleep in the midst of getting naked.”
It’s totes romantic at this point.
Dinnertime conversations involve paying off student loans and acquiring first mortgages.
Partying? Pfftt. Who has time to party and talk about partying? Not us. We’re adults and complain about adult things that we have in common. Fun doesn’t pay the bills.
Break-ups are still hard, but you get over them much faster.
At our age, being single is not the end of the world it used to be. We have our careers to focus on, and let’s face it: we rock. If someone can’t handle that, it’s their loss. Moving along….
You consider what it would be like to date a younger guy…
So what if he’s not quite old enough to legally drink? He can talk current world affairs and believes that women should be offered more CEO positions. And he looks good without a shirt.
Sometimes you recycle.
That guy you casually dated in college is still hella hot and single again. Should you make a second attempt? We won’t stop you…