If they already knew what life they had ahead of them, maybe, but other than that no, I would not date a freshman.” So apparently it isn’t just a matter of maturity, but timing.

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I wanted my life to be a scene out of a collegiate rom-com.

We college students know that relationships like the one I just described don’t come around as frequently as we’d like, especially when random hookups are the norm around the dorm.

I would date a senior,” said Chris Dial, a freshman from Armstrong Atlantic State University.

“I like being able to have someone to depend on but not having to carry the weight of someone younger and less experienced than me.

And while a year separates my brother and me, 14 years separate our boyfriends.

“I typically date individuals that are older than me because I feel like they are more responsible…

Armed with this knowledge, I’ve been able to deal with all of the relationships in my life in a much healthier way – and not just the romantic ones, but also my friendships.

After the aforementioned boy situation fizzled out, I spent the summer after my sophomore year meeting guys with no intention of dating them.

“But if I knew them and they were mature enough, why not, you know?