They’ll retreat to what is comfortable – spending time with family, old friends, and for some, a high-school sweetheart.
Thanksgiving will also be a time for big questions, particularly for those freshmen still in high-school relationships.
Girls on my floor define a night's success by how many people we kiss." With so many different types of guys around, it's tempting to sample them all! Hookups can be fun, but a lot of times they're mini bombs that explode in one of two ways: into a relationship (rare!
At the typical beer-soaked party (even if you're sober), you can't always tell which guys want a one-night thing and which ones truly like you.If you've been drinking, there's not always a trusted friend there to stop you from going too far with a guy you just met.Much of my own freshman year in college was determined by one recurring scene. She tells me her plans for the night – maybe a sorority party or a pregame in a friend’s room – and asks me if I want to come along.I look at her, all dolled up in heels and a cute crop top, and then I look back at my bed, soft and warm, offering a Saturday night of TV, calls with high-school friends, and microwavable macaroni and cheese.Then there's the walk of shame: your trek home the morning after hooking up with a guy and sleeping in his room (it's actually against the rules at some campuses to stay over! It's seen as a rite of passage, but doing it a lot won't make you feel great about yourself (the word shame isn't there by accident!
Many college freshmen are home this week for the first time since August.
In the first few months of college, there are those long, lonely freshman nights – times when you wonder whether you’ve actually made any real friends.
By November, however, most freshmen have gotten over the worst of their homesickness.
The new guys seemed so cute, and your love life seemed so full of possibilities.
But soon you knew all their names, who was cool, and who was weird.
And now you've dated everyone you wanted to, or you don't click with the guys at your school, or you're tired of the high school drama — and you can't wait for college.