My friends and I were all convinced that the college dating scene would be so much different.We wouldn’t be going on dates to get cheap slices of pizza, we wouldn’t be trying to sneak in sexy times without parents knowing, and we definitely wouldn’t be dating a dude who thought it was funny to fart while cuddling.The truth is, dating in college isn’t nearly as great as you think it will be.Sure, some people meet the love of their life in college. I was single throughout most of college, and I will never regret that. Here’s what dating in college is really like: expectations vs. Expectation: You think the guys will all be SO much more mature than they were in high school.
Your father probably didn't tell you about the pivot during his sex talk.
But a lot of people stumble along, meeting tons of Mr. I heard this a million times in high school: “College guys are so much more mature and better, just wait.” Um, no. Reality: Most of them seem to have regressed in age, maybe. Expectation: You’ll go on sophisticated dates where you go to a fancy restaurant wearing something fabulous (like in the magazines). You guys go to a frat party and then pass out in a cramped bed in a tiny dorm room.
Expectation: Things will get serious quickly, because you’re older and more mature and ready to settle down.
That's because most fathers never mastered the pivot, which makes it even more remarkable that any of us are here at all, given how un-smooth our parents were in the olden days.
(You'll know if your father is a master of the pivot because you'll have 9,000 half-siblings across seven continents from all the enthusiastically consensual sex-having your father did.)The pivot is the part of the date most often overlooked in movies; in movie dates, one person raises an eyebrow at the other, and in the next shot the two are busting through the bedroom door, tearing off each other's clothes. Allow me to explain, using two Steve Carell classics.