College dating for guys
), pre-game when you're going out (sharing a flask can be romantic! You met a guy and he asked you out and took you to a restaurant and the conversation was great and after the meal you took a walk and he took your face in his hands and you kissed and it was SO magical and you keep kissing and you keep kissing and then you both looked at your phones and it was 11 P. and he has to be at work at 7 and you live an hour away and still have a report to finish so you both sort of figure it's time to say goodnight. Which is great, 'cause you're only young once, you know?
) and be on the lookout for free events, like book readings, free museum days, gallery opens, etc. But then you're faced with the dilemma of showing up to your job, where you're trying desperately to be seen in a professional capacity, in yesterday's wrinkled, slightly smoky-smelling outfit.
That is literally all you have to do to meet people. Not to depress you (or sound like the Princeton Mom), but never again will you be presented with so many single, available options of guys and girls around your age and with your same interests. You're Going to Have to Put in a Bit More Effort. But you're going to have to actively put effort into putting yourself in situations where you're likely to meet people. Of course, having a job is exhausting—which means you'll actually be less interested in going out to parties every night than you were in college.
Annoying adult schedules really don't allow for that kind of romantic simplicity.
People have jobs, schedules, and apartments across the city, which makes a casual hang-out situation hard to come by.
In other words: you're gonna have to go on dates.
The idea of going on a date—even ASKING someone out on a date—probably seems pretty foreign, and maybe a little old-fashioned.