Sex and Relationships

Getting Engaged in College: A Recipe for Disaster

Ahh to be young and wild and free, just like that adorable Canadian Bryan Adams sang in his hit single “Heaven” off 1984 album Reckless.  College is all about, well, youth, recklessness, and freedom. Damn, Adams must have been some sort of sorcerer because that dude nailed my campus experience in a song that debuted one year before I was even born.  But I digress…  college was such an unbelievable experience because I had full independence in every area of my life and couldn’t have been happier with this type of autonomy.  Now, this is not to say that I didn’t have some responsibilities (i.e. making sure I got to my first scheduled class of the day at 2pm, going to the gym 5 days a week to maintain my sexy, and polishing off at least 6 cans of Bud Light each night to help the homeless men and women of the community get back on their feet 5 cents at a time), but I did have more than enough time to get my rocks off in the university setting. When I think of one word to describe the antithesis of the rowdy college lifestyle, I keep coming back to “commitment.”  Sure, students are committed to maintaining a passing GPA and not drinking yourself into complete oblivion, but other than that you really can let yourself go.  So, if you’re anything like I was at school, you wouldn’t even dream of getting engaged while still at college – it’s a death wish against youthful exuberance.  Marriage is all well and good when you’re older, but let me show you that you’ve got an awful lot of living to do before you make the promise to take a walk down the aisle before you walk for your diploma.  Check out The Man Registry and see why college engagement is for fools.

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