Start dating after college
This article was co-authored by Sarah Schewitz, Psy D.
Sarah Schewitz, Psy D is a psychologist with over 10 years of experience helping couples and individuals improve and change their patterns in love and relationships.
Having a relationship where we felt connected enough to not be literally connected 100% of the time, and had the space to grow into our own without being dependent or attached, felt both mature and sustainable — and post-college, it was a really easy transition to a working-life relationship.
We're lucky that we both found jobs in New York and could move in together the month after graduation, but we would have made it work if our dreams took us in different directions.
If you can relate to these five signs, then you're likely in a healthy, lasting relationship. Either way, you'll enter the real, post-grad world armed not only with dating experience, but with newfound knowledge about yourself. I knew we would stay together after college because of the way we built our lives.
We went to different schools, and while we had monthly visits and constant contact over text/Face Time, we also valued establishing our own lives, friends, and hobbies.
Meet people in your daily life if you don't enjoy online dating. Sarah Schewitz recommends: "Online dating is convenient, although it can take a lot of work to find the right match.Our mutual understanding of that during the last few months of college made me feel secure that we're endgame.My husband and I started dating when we were 14 and 15 years old and two months after we decided we would get married.It's that moment when you know that you are 100 percent yourself and he is 100 percent himself and the two of you just completely complement each other. When I graduated, I'd been dating my boyfriend at the time for about five months, so we were fairly serious.He is three years older, so he'd already been out of college and getting his career underway for some time.