Dating after college hard

With recent college grads facing enough stress after receiving their diplomas (finding a job and paying back student loans for example), it can appear to an insurmountable task to even locate eligible bachelors, nonetheless date them.

The simplest way to find a significant other after graduation is to step out of your comfort zone. Whether it’s a marathon training group or joining a sci-fi book club, get involved in something.

’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’” As you enter this new stage of life, remember that God has not left you to fend for yourself. If you’re a recent college grad, tell us in the comments about what makes you nervous, excited, or fearful about this new stage.

If you’ve been out of college for a while, what have you learned that you can share with recent grads?

It also creates a structured time and place to get to know him, instead of the pressure of having to schedule hangout time.

Although it might be tempting to drag a friend along as a safety buffer, it’s better to go solo.

Hearing your name called from the podium, your moment has come to walk across the stage.

Plus, you automatically get dibs on the cutest guy in the room. If you’re worried about ruining a potential friendship, date outside your inner circle of friends.

However, in college, people actually want to be here and are studying a subject they’re really passionate about or interested in.

This makes finding someone similar to yourself a lot easier.

In college, the dating world involves tequila shots, Snapchat convos, and meeting up in a group setting. There’s no pressure or expectation when you’re “dating” in college. Suddenly, it’s not enough to keep everything casual and potential prospects become few and far between.

When you’re no longer dedicating your ample free time to whatever the hell you want to do (because there’s no such thing as ample free time after college), there’s intense pressure to meet someone worth actually seeing in your hours off from work.