Dating at Hope

So in college there can be a ton of pressure to date, and whether that pressure is coming from family or friends, it can still be present. However, one of the biggest things I have learned is to come to college with an open mind. Do yourself a favor and don’t worry about trying to find Mr. or Mrs. Right in college. College is a great time in life to learn, grow, and discover who you are. I don’t mean to sound like your parent, but you don’t need to someone else to help define who you are. College is a time to discover who you want to be. I’m not against dating by any means. I came to college with a mindset of no dating at least for awhile. I really wanted to have an open mind and be content with singleness. Like I said earlier, I am not against dating one bit, I just think it is crucial to not worry if you do not have a significant other.

This past weekend my boyfriend and I celebrated our one-year anniversary. I met him at Hope at church one Sunday. We soon quickly became good friends and things just seemed to fall into place. He used to be so awkward and nervous around me. Anytime I need a good laugh I just think about our first encounters, because he was so nervous! However we have grown leaps and bounds since then. He is my best friend and challenges me to embrace my opportunities at Hope. He has encouraged me to get involved on campus and grow in my faith. I hope we have more memories to come in the future.

Have an awesome weekend! 

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]