Dating in college is complex (when it happens at all).
Suddenly there are new issues to complicate things, like what it really means to move in with someone you’re getting sort-of-serious with and disagreements over wedding planning.Still, as sex therapist Ian Kerner tells Men’s Fitness readers, you should assume that your date is doing the same thing to you. W, if you’re uncomfortable being by yourself when you aren’t dating anyone, you’re still going to feel alone when you have a partner.One of the worst reasons to start a relationship is because you’re afraid of ending up alone. Before you go frantically searching for a boyfriend or girlfriend, Orlov says you should “know that you can take care of yourself emotionally [and] financially.”Dating like a grown-up means knowing how to set boundaries between you and the people you’re seeing.Post-college courtship can be weird — but it's not all bad (I promise).Follow these 21 guidelines to master the D word and make the most of your real-world romantic life.They’re also at greater risk for exposure to sexually transmitted infections, which makes sense in light of the condom use stat.Avoid making a common mistake and pick up a pack of Trojans (or whatever your contraception of choice) on your next trip to the drugstore or visit to the doctor.Consider taking a “dating hiatus” or at least scaling back the romantic activity and focusing on you for a while.So you’ve hit the number at which your mom got married and your grandma already had two kids. Ladies (and gents) are getting married later and later, for a variety of reasons.Just because we’re a little older now doesn’t mean we aren’t people anymore, with all those pesky feelings and disappointments that being human entails.Here’s a stat that might surprise you: Unmarried people in their 20s are less likely to use condoms than adolescents are.