Freedom of Relationship Choice

BY COLE MCNANNA // NOV. 21, 2014 //

There are two types of college students: those who are in a relationship, and those who prefer not to be in one because they enjoy the freedom.

College is often looked upon as a four-year party. You’re having the time of your life with your future groomsmen or bridesmaids. You’re not necessarily looking for Mr. or Ms. Right. These are supposed to be the best four years of young adults’ lives, and most young people do not want to be in a committed relationship.

Most advice online suggests taking it slow. Some people actively regret they weren’t more carefree in their younger years, particularly where relationships were concerned. That person you’re crying over today won’t likely matter down the road, and you’re bound to find someone a lot better.

PHOTO BY MTSOfan // creative commons

PHOTO BY MTSOfan // creative commons

However, if you would like to be in a relationship in college, there are a couple things to know. In college, there is a lot more free time and you can spend it with that special someone. That’s important, since you won’t have all that much history with one another. In high school, you tend to know the people you’re with. In college, that’s not always the case. It takes more to start up and maintain a college relationship.

In the end, I’m still happy to be in a long-distance relationship with my high school girlfriend. It has been new and challenging, but we have made it work. You can too.

Or don’t. That’s the thing about freedom. You have choices.

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