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College Dating

Now you should move back to the girls in your building. Swing by their room every once in a while, get some phone numbers and screen names, keep in touch. Don't visit too often; you don't want to seem like a creepy stalker. Always be in the know, know about parties and other things going down on campus so you've always got some sort of conversation piece and a place to hang with all these girls you're meeting.

You should spend about a month doing this social networking. Don't be in a rush to find a girlfriend. Guys that are too over anxious are unattractive to girls.

Now comes the hard part; asking out the girl of your choice. Now there really is no standard protocol for this, you just have to be yourself, be polite, and be calm. Don't seem too anxious about it because that might freak her out. Keep in mind that you don't need to break the bank on the first date, but you also don't want to appear to be cheap. So for example, Taco Bell is out of the question, but the Rock Bottom Brewery is a fine and relatively inexpensive choice. If you don't know what the Rock Bottom Brewery is, look it up online, it's a chain restaurant. They have excellent nachos, always get them with chicken.

As a freshman you might be in the position of not having a car; that will severely limit your options. Find a place that's nice and close and you can take a school escort. A nice walk back might even be a good idea; it's romantic.

Once you're on the date it is essential that you be a gentleman. Open all doors for her, car and other, and pull out her chair and let her sit down first. Take her jacket if she has one, and always let her order first. If you want to be really classy, you can find out what she wants and order for her when the waiter comes. For example, �She will have the linguini with clam sauce and a coke with no ice,� then order for yourself.

Hold off on asking her back to your place until the second date. However, if you played all your cards correctly, she may even ask you back to her place. Should that be the case, crack open an ice cold beverage, kick back, and consider it a job well done.

The preceding guest article was written by Matt Magnifico, a freelance writer based in New Jersey.


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