The Baker Orange

Reynolds decides waiting for true love is worthwhile

Story by Abby Reynolds

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College is a product of students searching constantly for a significant other.

There are numerous options and people are on the prowl to settle down and to find someone who they could possibly be compatible with.

Is it possible to find someone you love and want to spend the rest of your life with?

To me, people are becoming desperate.

Individuals are becoming desperate to find love and to have the feeling of being someone’s ‘one and only.’ They want to feel wanted, like anyone does, and forget that they can be happy with themselves, no strings attached.

I am not coming down on anyone who has actually found true love in college, but after having been in a relationship for my first two years at Baker and it not working, I have a new perspective on love.

I always thought when I came to college I would find men that weren’t like my high school boyfriends, and fall in love with someone I could possibly spend the rest of my life with. My plans didn’t work out, and it has led me to thinking about love with new eyes.

I can be happy on my own. I am too young to be in love, and know what I want out of someone whom I could potentially spend the rest of my life with. I can barely take care of my daily life with homework, my involvement on campus, etc. It would be hard to throw another person into that equation and for it to last forever.

Through my experience, I have found that real love is hard to find when I am still growing up. I need to figure out myself and find out what I want to do with my life before I can commit to someone for the rest of my life. I want to do things for myself before I start doing things for someone else. I should come first.

I am just too young. I want to experience different things and meet new people. How can we actually know that someone we met at a college party or through a mutual friend is our true love?

College, I feel, is an experiment test for love.

We should meet different people, find out what we like or don’t like, and figure out what we want in someone we will spend the rest of our lives with. I feel as if everyone just needs to have fun and forget about being attached to someone until they are ready.

Don’t rush something that will come with time.