At the close of summer, life resumes pace and changes are inevitably made. If you are starting up school this August, not only does your schedule change, but also your entire social spectrum. Use this as your go-to guide to navigate the hotspots for finding singles in your new environment:
College is ripe with opportunities to hit it off with someone exciting. Allow your roommate to widen your social circle by introducing you to his or her classmates. If you share a class with someone you find attractive, suggest starting a study group to prepare for that awful midterm and get some personal time you’ve been craving. If you are in a dormitory this year, make friends with the people who share your hall. They might know a cutie you’d hit it off with and invite him or her over for you to meet. Learn about the local bar scene by going out with your new dorm friends and finding out where everyone hangs on the weekends. For example, students at Saint Louis University frequent the Library Annex (www.thelibraryannex.com), a club that offers a large dance floor and is located only a block from campus.
Enhance your college experience by getting involved in campus activities. Never underestimate the opportunities you will create for yourself by signing up for newspaper or becoming active in the student government. Even though it is easy to resist adding to your already padded schedule, by doing so, you’ll not only beef up your resume for post-graduation life, but you’ll find people who share common interests with you. Launch a conversation with another sexy student based on that common ground and utilize the time outside of class you get to spend with him or her.
Investigate what it means to be in a sorority or a fraternity. You may already have an idea of what Greek life is based on pop culture, but go through the recruitment process known as Rush to give you a chance to learn more about these unique organizations. While fraternities and sororities can provide you with ample opportunities to educate yourself further through internships and leadership roles, you also widen your chance to meet someone through their social gatherings. Parties are on an obvious meeting place, but sororities and fraternities often unite to support each other with individual causes during philanthropy week. You can work hand-in-hand with that hottie you’ve been eyeing while raising money and awareness for something you care about—and that’s a win-win.