As a freshman girl, eligible cuties seem to be everywhere, and guess what? The attention can be fun, but when it comes down to it, the dating game in college is one that you’ll learn a lot about as time goes on—you might not be a pro right off the bat.To get started, Her Campus has put together a list of the DOs and DON’Ts of college dating.Who, you ask, knew there was such a science behind college guys, anyway? Well, maybe, but there might be a little bit more to it.Here are the guidelines of how to deal with the ones who are, and the ones who aren’t. These guys will be super fun to hang out with once they get to know each other well, and you’ll be the cool girl who can get in on that action when you need a break from girl drama.On top of it, you might really connect with one of them.Hooking up with one or two of your hallmates within the first few days of school, however, is a definite no-no.When tempted to engage in “dormcest,” remind yourself that you’re going to have to face him—as well as everyone else on your floor, because they’re going to find out—for the rest of the year, no matter how good or bad your hook-up was.Just because he’s sitting alone and doesn’t speak to anyone in the class doesn’t mean he’s a total lunatic.
Find out where the hot spots are each night of the week(end), and make sure to show up every once in a while.
As a new student, you’ll get a feel for student life and get exposed to every kind of guy—frat boys, athletes, pre-meds, business students and artsy guys, too.
If you’ve broken up, there was a reason, and now is the time to move on.
Your freshman year is meant for new beginnings, not dwelling on old relationships.
Phone calls between Texas and Massachusetts won’t bring you back together—it’ll only keep you from meeting new people that are just beyond your dorm room door. As casual as these settings are, it can be a great place to get to know a guy or meet someone new. A mother’s wisest words—if guys see you going out night after night, how will they ever get to miss you?
Take it easy if you’re just getting your feet wet with the whole dating game, and don’t feel a need to rush into anything intense. Show face as often as you can without being that girl that everyone expects to run into.