4 Dating Tips for Girls at All-Women's Colleges

Find the right guy even when you’re surrounded by girls.

Dating can be a big part of the college experience, and at first, it might seem frustrating or difficult for students at all-girls colleges. While we may not all be going to college to meet "Mr. Right," it's natural to want some sort of romantic experience (preferably drama free!).

But if you've made the choice to attend a women's college, you might feel your romantic life is doomed. This is not the case! There are ways for you to safely meet potential dating partners.

Meeting a guy through a friend is sometimes a safer option.

1. Use Your Connections

There's a common misconception that boys are never around at women's colleges. But chances are, your friends have brothers and guy friends that they know. Meeting a guy this way (through a friend) is sometimes a safer option because your girl can vouch for them.

2. Expand Your Network

Many women's colleges are near other schools or major metropolitan areas. Spread your wings and attend a party or event on another college campus. Women at Barnard College have the option of crossing the street and meeting people at Columbia University. Women at Spelman College have Morehouse College just around the corner. These colleges might also have art shows or public lectures where you can run into guys that share the same interests as you.

3. See the City

Mills College, Bryn Mawr College, and Simmons College are all in or very close to major cities. Go see the cultural experiences these cities have to offer or experience the nightlife. Getting off campus gives you the opportunity to meet new people, of either gender, and swap numbers.

4. Safety in Numbers!

It's generally safer for women to travel in groups. A woman flying solo in clubs and bars may send a message and attract the wrong kind of guy. Go with at least one other girl to keep you company and ward off men looking for "easy prey." The right kind of wing-woman can help you attract a good dance partner for the night.

Quick Tips

  • Many women's colleges (Bryn Mawr College, Barnard College, and Spelman College to name a few) have partnerships with other schools allowing you to take courses on their campus. If you tend to be more attracted to a man's brain than his brawn, you might find a good guy by taking an interesting course on another college campus.
  • Prioritize your safety above all else. Keep in touch with your girl friends and always keep the number of campus police in your cell phone in case of emergency. If you go off with a guy the night you meet him, give a friend your number and his number just to be safe.

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