14 Things All College Girlfriends Should Be Grateful For

14 Things All College Girlfriends Should Be Grateful For

It may not seem big, but it's something to really be grateful for.

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Everybody does college differently. Some students are solely in it for the education. They go to class, study for exams, go home. They don't really go to parties, they don't go to school functions, they just do what they need to and get out. Others are in it solely for the partying. Going to frat parties every weekend, posting pictures of them with beers in their hands, surrounded by fellow college kids. It all varies.

The biggest difference in college lifestyle is dating. You're either dating around a bit, strictly exploring your sexual side or (like me) in a committed relationship. For college-age students nowadays, it's rare to be in a fully committed relationship.

So if you are that committed college girlfriend, these are 14 things you should be really grateful for:

1. Your boyfriend/girlfriend.

With whomever you are with, you should obviously be super grateful for them. Especially since we live in a hook-up society, a loyal partner is definitely something to be grateful for.

2. The sweatshirts.

The cold season approaches and you now have an extra 12 sweatshirts to use!

3. The affection.

As someone who is full of affection, I'm grateful that I have that every day with him. If I'm having a bad day and really just need some extra love, he's there.

4. The holidays.

Don't get me wrong, the holidays are always fun, single or not. But it's always so exciting during the holiday season with your boyfriend. You can go pumpkin picking, decorate the tree and open presents together!

5. Someone to kill the spiders.

Don't get me wrong, I'm fully capable of killing a spider. My boyfriend has even seen me do it. But it's nice to have someone do the scary stuff for you.

6. The cuddles.

Along with the affection comes the cuddling. Nothing beats curling up next to your man (or woman) and feeling the beat of their heart with your head on their chest.

7. You have someone to share life with.

Yes, you share your life with your friends and family as well. But there's something significant about the life you share with your partner. You give yourself to them in ways others don't get. It's something really special to be thankful for.

8. You have someone to spoil.

If you are anything like me, I try to spoil my boyfriend every chance I get. Especially on the holidays! It's fun being able to spoil someone, especially if they really deserve it.

9.  You have someone to be yourself with.

This is nice in so many ways. If you're dating someone, you have to be yourself. Getting to do that, is absolutely something to be grateful for.

10.  The laughs

My boyfriend and I could be making faces at each other on the couch and laugh endlessly.

11. You have someone to come home to.

Yeah going out with your girls is fun, but there's just something so warm and comforting about coming home to your babe.

12.  You always have a cute picture to post.

My boyfriend and I have a pretty good amount of pictures and I'd be lying if I wasn't tempted to post them all. But I save them for when I want to make a super mushy post!

13.  The dates.

Dates are fun! You can literally make anything into a date. Grocery store trip? Date. Movie at home? Date. Need to get a new jacket from the store? DATE.

14.  The love.

The thing that everyone in a relationship should be thankful for, not just girlfriends, is the love. Plenty of people "aren't the relationship type" and that's totally fine. But there's something about being in love. You can't fully describe it, but it just makes everything in your world a little brighter. You should always be thankful if you've found love.

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31 One-Liners You Say To Your Boyfriend Before, After And During The Sunday Scaries Hit

Sunday scaries are much more intense that we like to believe.

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Ah Friday. The blessed day of the week that kicks off the wonderful weekend. You have it planned where you are going to tackle everything on your to do list. You're going to clean, you're going to do laundry and even have a special date night with your boo. Maybe even grab a couple drinks with some friends. No matter what, you are not letting the weekend go to waste. Then, before you know it,

Sunday hits.

It's as if the second you went to bed Friday night (or Saturday morning, I won't judge) it immediately skips over Saturday and you are left with one single day to get everything done. The Sunday scaries are real and if you feel the stress that comes with them, you've probably said these one-liners to your boyfriend at some point during the weekend.

Before

1. "Sunday scaries are a joke!"

2. You think just because it's 2 a.m. Sunday morning that we can't have another drink?"



3. "Babe, the laundry will get done, we have all weekend!"

4. "Let's go out with our friends tonight! We have plenty of time to clean the kitchen."

5. "What do you mean we should go home? It's not even midnight!"

6. "But, what if I never get a chance to sing "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" at a karaoke bar again!?"



7. "Oh don't worry, I'm not going to let the Sunday scaries stress me out!"

8. "I won't have a hangover tomorrow!"



9. "I'm a perfectly capable adult!"

During

10. "OMG, BABE WHAT DID I DO?"



11. "What do you mean I sang karaoke until 2 in the morning? I don't even like karaoke!"

12. "I had, HOW many drinks?"

13. "Babe, we NEED to get laundry done."

14. "Why is this house such a mess?"



15. "Why didn't you stop me?!"

16. "Please clean the bathroom, my head hurts too much."

17. "No, I do NOT have a hangover!"

18. "Baby, can we pleaseeee take a nap?" *Says while crying*



19. "I just wanted to have ONE *sobs* GOOD *sobs* NIGHT."

20. *blows nose in boyfriends shirt*"We have NO time to get anything done!"

21. "I'm never going out again!"



22. "I can't adult!"

After

23. "Well, I guess it wasn't THAT bad.."

24. "I mean, we made some progress, we have clean underwear!"



25. "I can see the floor, I think we did a lot today."

26. "You know what would be a great idea? Drinks."

27. "Can we order buffalo wings for dinner?"



28. "I still don't think I was that drunk."

29. "The Sunday scaries did NOT get me."

30. "We should do this again next weekend!"

31. "Adulting is easy!"


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Now That I'm About To Graduate, I Wish 'College Freshman Me' Knew These 7 Things About Love

Remember the love. Measure in love. Measure your life in love.

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December 7th, 2018, is the date that I along with over 2,000 students at UNC-Greensboro have been waited for quite literally for years. Now that the graduation ceremony is approximately 9 hours, 25 minutes, and 4 seconds away I can't help but lie awake in anticipation while reflecting on the different relationships I've had over the past four years no matter how impactful or minor.

I think if I could go back into the past to tell 18-year-old self from freshman year some lessons about love, here are 7 things I would say.

1. It’s okay to play the field

Until you actually find the person you want to be with, it's okay to date multiple people. I feel like women especially have a tendency to put all their eggs in one basket even before things get too serious. Some people are naturally more of the relationship and that's fine, but I wish I had known not to be too loyal to guys too soon before anything was clearly established.

2. But don’t play the field to the point where it bites you in the ass

Ladies, it should be a no-brainer that if you're going to talk to a few people at once, at least make sure they aren't in the same friend group. At a time it wasn't as much of a no-brainer for me though. There has only been one time where I purposely talked to multiple guys at once as if I was on a dating show like "The Bachelorette." If I could go back and warn myself to be smarter about the situation I would, seeing as I didn't have enough sense at the time not to chat with half the guys living on the same floor in the dorm that we all lived in. At the time I felt like it was pretty harmless, but eventually, I found that quite a few of them were salty about it.

3. Even “good guys” can have trash tendencies

Sometimes you'll be involved with a "good guy" because he's seemingly different than the rest. He may not be as tall as the other guys or have as muscular of a physique, but you know deep down that you can be happy with him because you know for certain he'll treat you right. Well, that's not always the case. There have been times where I went for the typical shy guy who didn't really get all of the girls because he was seen as "too nice." Unfortunately, there have been instances when they felt extra entitled to having me just because they were seen as good guys.

4. Sometimes you can literally speak relationships into existence

I am a firm believer that the power of our words is crucial, but now I'm an even more firm believer that our words work in terms of finding a boyfriend as well. One night as I moved into the apartment I stay at now, one of my closest friends stopped by to see me and he brought two of his friends along. I introduced myself to both of them, but I was definitely fixated on the Italian friend. Was it because he has the most distinct greenish/grey eyes I've ever seen? Maybe. However, there was this weird feeling I had that he was going to be my boyfriend which was insane considering that we probably only spoke to each other on no more than three or four occasions that night, one of them being when he asked me if he could use my bathroom. I even told one of my roommates right before I went to bed that night that he was going to be my boyfriend someday. Later my sister and I would see him almost every other week at the same two spots in the library and I would whisper to her, saying "I don't really know that guy and I don't even like him like that yet, but I'm pretty sure we're gonna be boyfriend and girlfriend one day." About six or so months later we started dating for real and not just in my head.

5. Having sex for the first time doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative experience

The first time I had sex was halfway through my junior year in college. Prior to this experience, I had heard all of the worst-case scenarios—"Don't expect it to be great," "It's gonna hurt," and "you're probably going to get attached" are among the top three things I constantly heard. Contrary to what I've heard all those years, my first time having sex was pretty good. I think part of the reason because it wasn't this scheduled thing with a romantic dinner and a movie beforehand or rose petals leading up to the bed at a precise time. It was very laid back and natural.

6. Trying to make your ex jealous may leave you stranded alone in a different state

I've mentioned this situation briefly before, but the only time in my life when I legitimately had a grand scheme to make an ex jealous didn't actually go as planned. I used my magic charm on two MMA coaches and finessed my way on a free trip to one of the MMA events in South Carolina where they would coach their clients. It didn't take long for them to realize I wasn't being genuine. One of the coaches insisted that I wasn't showing him enough affection and the other coach who I rode down to the event with completely went ghost and blocked me. If one of my close friends weren't there as well then I wouldn't have had a ride back home to North Carolina.

7. Chicks over dicks

With all of that being said, whether or not I'm in a full blown relationship or just casually dating someone, I will ALWAYS need my friends more than I need the dick so there's no need to stress over guys when the time I spend with my best girlfriends is the most fulfilling.

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