I wouldn't trade my serious college relationship for any hookup.
Being in a serious relationship during college hasn't always felt like luxury, but it's always felt like love. I can't count the number of times our dates consisted of ordering in the cheapest, fattiest foods (Gumby's ring a bell?) or cramming in the library for two days straight with bag lunches. I know that someday I'll be able to look back on these cheap date memories of undergrad and know that I spent them with my best friend and my lovah! Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
Girl-on-girl experimentation isn't an undergraduate rite of passage as much as pop culture portrays.
Shocker: unlike what popular culture might suggest, college campuses aren't actually a hotbed of lesbian experimentation. In fact, the National Survey on Family Growth reveals that women who didn't finish high school were more likely to have engaged in same-sex activity than women who graduated with a bachelor's degree.
Does a lack of experience equal a lack of relationship success?
The best thing I can say is this: those who pressure you for something you clearly don't want to do are not acting out of affection for you. Negative influences like those needed to be confronted and told to chill the f**k out and let them worry about their own sex lives instead of yours.
A new study shows college students prefer the ego boost of a compliment to sex.
People might associate college life with pizza and promiscuity, but according to a paper published in the Journal of Personality, students would rather receive an ego boost (from compliments and good grades) than have sex. Incidentally, ego boosts also trump favorite foods, which actually makes sense considering how closely hunger and sexual compulsions are compared.
A few sex pointers thanks to four years of Karen Owen's collegiate data.
Much has already been said about Duke graduate Karen Owen's senior sex "thesis," a 43-page masterpiece rating her 13 athlete conquests while attending the university. Owen rates each guy on a scale from 1-10, using genital size, overall bedroom skill, situation, personality, along with before and after bedside manners as factors. Here are five gleaned for guys.
Being single in college can be a hard time, follow these tips to get back on track and having fun.
Picture yourself in college, and single - or even worse, just having had your heart broken. Being single in college and trying to bounce back from a heartbreak can be a frustrating and devastating time for any individual. If you're in college and have recently gone through a bad breakup, here are some ways to kick heartbreak to the side.
Ten tips for married moms looking to thrive through grad school.
About five years ago, just after enrolling in graduate school, I read that—for married women—attending graduate school is sometimes the fast road to divorce. Yikes. More than two years after finishing my degree, my husband and I are still together—it's been 22 years now—and the D word was only uttered once, in the pitch of (a stupid) battle.
When it comes to love in the classroom, what are the rules?
Lyz On Love is a weekly round-up of internet news about love and relationships and all those other indoor sports. This week on Lyz On Love, I am talking about love and the classroom. In the video, I confess to dating a classmate, who turned out to just be using me to make his ex girlfriend jealous. Sadly, she never became jealous. Was it my sweet 90s suspenders or stylish newsboy caps? We will never know. But what was left out of the video, was that I ended up using him to drive around in his convertible and egg people's houses. (I sure hope there is a statute of limitations on those confessions). So, in the end, that relationship worked out for me.
I also dated another classmate, this time in college. He just played the guitar and World of Warcraft. A. Lot. But he did make me some sweet mix CDs. I think it lasted a month. There is only so much you can do in a relationship that is based on video games and Ben Harper covers.
There is a way to drink your wine and date someone in AA, too!
OK, I know—bragging about how much you drank in college puts you one degree lower on the Sad-O-Tron than that high school friend who never moved out, gained 40 pounds on Chili's happy hour apps and tries to pick up perimenopausal social workers.