For many college students, dating centers around house parties, bars, texting, library study dates, and the occasional next-day brunch. In my experience, college dating is generally low key and very low pressure. After all, it’s tough balancing a boyfriend with the ten page papers, reality tv marathons, friend time, and studying we have to attend to!
When we graduate, things change. All of a sudden your two friends that dated throughout college are engaged, others are moving in together, and the couple that you swore would make it are ending things because they’re moving to different cities. The single ones? Well they have to navigate a whole new dating scene that can range from “grabbing drinks” after work, to dinner dates at nicer restaurants that actually close before 2 am.
Recently, my boyfriend showed me this article by John Ross who gives advice to a young guy who is about to take a girl he really likes out on a first date. To me, the tips Ross gives seem to cater more towards a young man who isn’t involved in the college scene so much anymore.. so I’m curious to know if you all think these techniques might work in the post grad dating scene. The first time I read the article, I was completely offended. The second time, I was intrigued.
Ladies- Have you ever had a guy act this way towards you? Did his actions reel you in or push you away?
Guys- Have you ever treated a woman this way? Did she become your girlfriend, or did you end up with a burning red hand print across your cheek?
Do you think any of Ross’s rules have a place in the post grad dating scene? Please check out the article and comment with your opinion- I’d love to know your thoughts.