How dating transfers to an adult lifestyle


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One way that students can meet new people and create relationships is through tailgates at university home games. Dating in college and after graduation can raise differences, but attending social events can bring people of all backgrounds together.

Looking from the inside, dating in college may seem comparatively easier than dating after graduation.

While some people feel that it is comparatively easier to meet people in college, others may not find any differences.

Sophie Daigle, a sophomore kinesiology major, met her current boyfriend Anthony Cordero, a sophomore engineering technology major, during their freshman year.

Daigle explained that they met as incoming athletes as Diagle and Cordero were members of the cross country, and track and field team respectively.

“The first time I actually met him was at our little cross country camp we had before the first week of school,” shared Daigle. “After that, we ended up finding out that we lived across the hall from each other in the same dorm hall.”

Daigle believes it is easier to find a relationship in college than one in the workforce.

“You will be with that person a lot and share common interest, and I would say good to know if you really want to be with that person if you can handle seeing them that much,” said Daigle.

Amy Acosta, an instructor of English, and Daniel Acosta, an instructor of mathematics, have been working on campus together and met each other through a mutual friend.

Amy Acosta explained how they met.

Amy Acosta stated, “The women from the custodial staff of the Southeastern Hall got married, and she invited everyone in the building to the wedding, and so I went, and the only other person from the entire building that went to the wedding was my husband. I hadn’t spoken to him before this.”

After the wedding, the custodian came to Amy Acosta’s office the next day and told her how Daniel Acosta wanted to ask her out but did not know her office hours, so she immediately posted them.

Amy Acosta stated, “I know a lot of college sweethearts end up getting married, and I think because you are taking classes with people who have like interests you meet somebody. Even though that really didn’t happen to me because I was an anxious student and focused on my studies, and I think my husband was also very dedicated to his studies.”

Another couple on campus, Cheyenne Weaver, a sophomore elementary education and special education major, and David “Graysen” Wils, a sophomore general studies major, have met through their journey on campus. They met while working at the university, and Weaver explained the process to create their relationship.

“It was easy to find each other and be together all the time because we worked together, but it definitely wasn’t easy figuring it out,” said Weaver. “Since we were together all the time before we started dating and we’re close friends, starting to date was a little awkward but once it actually happened, it was easy.”

Amy Acosta feels the same way about closely working together with her spouse on campus.

“We don’t ever see each other,” explained Amy Acosta. “We don’t ever hang out in each other’s offices. We really try to keep our professional lives and spaces separate from our personal lives together.”

Weaver feels as if spending time together on campus as a couple is fine.

“It’s pretty easy maintaining the relationship because we’re always around each other,” said Weaver. “If we don’t have class, we are sitting in the union together.”