If braving Ikea together isn't proof that a relationship "went somewhere," then I'm not sure what is. If you aspire for more than the bullshit from dudes that you tolerated in college, then you'll be a hell of a lot happier.
Along with your diploma comes a whole new dating scene.
It’s true that he might not be able to afford an expensive date on his new limited budget, but if he’s actually interested in dating you, expect to go on more dates than you went on in college.
easy" and "because sweatpants." Trust me, sweatpants feel even better when you've commuted an hour and a half for them, so be willing to look beyond a four-foot radius! There's no need to accept noncommittal gray-area bullshit after college if you don't want it. Not knowing what drink to order on dates besides the beer-piss he's drinking or "whatever's there." "Whatever's there" is probably jungle juice, which, if I can recall correctly, is some funky amalgam of urine, Hawaiian punch, and rubbing alcohol. Seriously — learn what you like and order that, whether it's whiskey, wine, orange juice with a splash of club soda, or the salt of your own tears. George Washington and Martha Washington were totally married and served the nation, and they didn't have even Facebook, so you'll definitely be OK. Only dating people in your major or tiny circle who quote the same things as you.
(This is especially important if you hate your neighbors.) You may recall this visual from college: A guy is naked and sucking down an ice luge filled with Keystone Light while four girls dressed in a style that they call "no-pants office chic" are holding him in place. There might not be many ice luge stripper parties in adult life, but if you're at a party with a guy you're allegedly "dating," and you're not getting the attention you want because he's busy staring at other girls' asses, don't call it a "date." 3. My personal choice is wine out of a box, which is a classy combination of wine tears.5. You won't have a major after college, unless you're the sort of person who says things like, "I major in ," in which case, here is my humble hat tip to your optimism.
Most of the guys you meet post-college will be older anyways.
If you’re going to date a 30-year-old and are only a year out of college, realize that you’ll have to adapt to this huge age difference.
And remember, the guys are likely dating multiple girls at the same time, too.