Not dating until after college

These “women” may sound intelligent (and are likely quoting something they learned in their freshman Sociology class about how they are), but they’re every bit the same mess you are.They’re out of their parents’ house for the first time, and they’re learning how to act.

If you want to afford that lifestyle, you better start selling your plasma…or drugs…Expectation: The colleges and universities on TV are filled with beautiful people attending huge parties and orgies. If you lack confidence and common sense, you’re going to have just as hard a time getting laid in college as you did in high school.

You may have left high school a virgin, but when you get to college, you’re going to get laid all the time. Your crush is dating a professor by the time you build the nerve to talk to her.

Maybe they’ll cuddle up a little bit, but not so much that you feel smothered. But requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, IM or in person.

Who would’ve thought you’d bump into a successful music producer or investor at a party? To stay productive, and minimize stress, you have to learn the Gentle Art of Saying No — an art that many people have problems with. Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to, and that’s not usually a fun task.

Real people are much different–keep your expectations in check.

Expectation: When you get someone’s number, you get excited, no matter how cool you try to act. Trying to replicate a sexual experience through text is a waste of time and it makes everyone uncomfortable. Expectation: Now that everyone’s a mature adult over the age of 18, you imagine having creative and romantic encounters with mature college men and women.You want to imagine the other person being equally giddy to hear from you. These are the cream of our nation’s crop, so they’ll have their act together and know how to treat you right.You start with some flirty messages, and the next thing you know, you’re sending nudes and suggestive texts. Reality: College guys are selfish and ignorant, while the girls are clumsy and awkward. They are all still just students, albeit older ones.The pair got together at age 16, despite the misgivings of their parents (Barbara is Chinese-American, and Gordon is African-American), who threatened to disown them.They chose separate schools — she went to UC Berkeley, and he went to UC Davis.If you’re lucky enough to hook up with someone, you probably sucked at it, and you’re unlikely to get a call back.

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