They’re also at greater risk for exposure to sexually transmitted infections, which makes sense in light of the condom use stat.
Avoid making a common mistake and pick up a pack of Trojans (or whatever your contraception of choice) on your next trip to the drugstore or visit to the doctor.
Everyone knows someone who met her husband/wife/life partner/cat-sitter on the Internet.Whereas online dating was once a somewhat laughable pursuit that folks were a little sheepish about, today more than 20 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds have tried it, and that number is only growing.Consider taking a “dating hiatus” or at least scaling back the romantic activity and focusing on you for a while.So you’ve hit the number at which your mom got married and your grandma already had two kids. Ladies (and gents) are getting married later and later, for a variety of reasons.Then, suddenly, you’re thrust into the “real world” and expected to initiate romantic involvement by sitting across from a total stranger sipping merlot and discussing your taste in music.
You don’t have any friends in common, and you actually have to make plans to see each other again because you won’t bump into him or her in class the next morning.
Sure, it might feel strange to browse photos of eligible people like they’re boxes of cereal at the supermarket.
But online dating is a way to simultaneously expand your options beyond friends of friends and narrow them down to people with specific interests, personality traits, or demographic characteristics you're looking for.
Worst-case scenario, you’ll come out of it with some crowd-pleasing horror stories.
In college, it’s kind of tricky to date or hook up with multiple people at one time — odds are pretty high you’ll run into one of your flames while making out with another one at a party. As long as you haven’t agreed to see anyone exclusively, it’s totally OK to date around (this is apparently known as “multi-dating”).
Condoms may no longer be cheap or free at the campus health center, but birth control isn’t an area to scrimp and save.