The next four years will be some of the best and most significant of your life.
And when it all works out, cheers to them on their happily ever after and for never having to endure a terrible Tinder date.
But even when your romantic partner stays the same, change happens in and around you all the time.
Unlike the shallow dating pool of high school, college is an ocean of options.
You can stick with your high school bae, find a hookup buddy, plunge into a sexual-emotional gray area, or discover an on-campus soulmate.
So when it comes to seeking companionship, the math works in your favor -- everyone you meet knows someone who knows the girl you like. And enjoy it while you can, because trust me: you're not set up for that kind of success in a New York City watering hole.
In college you're new to the process of "adulting" -- but you are adulting nonetheless.
A no-strings-attached situation, which can be found on sites like Be Naughty or Zoosk, is when two people want to hook up, either once or on a regular basis, without the “strings” of commitment tying them down.
Think Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in the aptly named “No Strings Attached.” When you’re in an NSA relationship, you usually try to limit your interactions with the other person to just sex, depending on what you two agree on at the beginning.
And when your relationship transcends from homecoming court to History 101 to parenthood and beyond, getting too comfortable isn't so good.