Dating Tips for Students

  • April 2014
  • Posted By JohnnyG

College life can be a stressful time. You are shuffling classes, homework, working to keep up on bills, and still try to have some kind of social life. You may find someone you like, and want to date them. but just starting out in the adult dating scene can be a little tough. You are competing with other girls,and guys, your values may differ from your peers. However, with the right tips and tools it is possible to meet and date someone while you’re in college. While many of these relationships only last through your college years, some couples end up getting married and live a long and happy life.

Many people come from small towns and are a little overwhelmed when they arrive on a large college campus. If you are Christian, this can be even more overwhelming because now you go from a community that may be predominantly Christian to an environment that has people from all walks of life and religious beliefs. The chances of running into someone who has your same values is much lower, and harder to meet these people. It can be hard to walk up to someone and say, ‘hi, my name is Sarah/Sam, I’m a Christian, want to be friends?’ You may even meet someone you like and want to date, only to find out their beliefs and values are so different from your own that you regret going out with them.

No matter what college you are attending, or where in the country, you can find other Christians with your same values without the embarrassment of introducing yourself and your religion to everyone you meet. There are dating websites for just about everyone, whether you are looking for casual dating, without any serious commitment, or are looking for something more permanent. If you are a Christian living and going to school in South Africa, looking to meet other like minded people, then there is one site you can go to You simply sign up on the site, and create a profile. You can find other Christians from all over South Africa, who also want to meet you, be friends in Christ, and may even want to date you.

Here are some other basic tips when you are dating someone, whether you’re a guy or girl, Christian or some other religion. You want to look your best when dating. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to dress up and look like someone you’re not, but whatever you wear should be clean and appropriate. You also have to have good personal hygiene, showering before a date, your hair combed and in place. If you have facial hair it should be neat and trimmed.

When it comes to make up, perfume or cologne, keep it simple. If you don’t wear a lot of makeup in the first place, piling it on is going to look very odd. Go light on the perfume and cologne, your date doesn’t want to be distracted or put off by the smell. Compliment your date, listen to them as much as you talk, and be generally interested in their conversation. Don’t expect a lot on the first date, even the second one, you are both still feeling each other out, trying to determine if you both have similar interests,

There are also some important tips you should stick too. One of them is be yourself. You don’t have to put on a front, sooner or later they are going to see through your disguise. It is also important to stick to your moral compass, whether you’re a Christian or not. You know the difference between right and wrong. If something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t. Don’t be pushy, and don’t get pushed around.


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