11 Reasons To Date A Fraternity Man

11 Reasons To Date A Fraternity Man

Let's take a dip into the dating pool.
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There are always stereotypes placed upon fraternity men. It definitely doesn’t help that movies and television shows are pushing this stereotype. Fraternity men are unique in the way that they show what it means to be a gentleman, and what it means to them to be a member of their fraternity. They take pride in who they are, the people they are with, and what they want to do for their futures.

When it comes to dating a fraternity man, you begin to learn the ins and outs of what it takes. You begin to find out what kind of person he is deep down.

1. They understand what sisterhood means to you via their own brotherhood.

It’s hard to explain what sisterhood means in words. It truly is something that you can only feel. A fraternity man gets it. He has the same feelings for his own brotherhood.

2. You can attend school events and Greek events and any event, really, together.

I hate not being able to attend an event because there might be someone who is not interested in going. A fraternity man is understanding about wanting to get involved in the community (school, Greek, etc.). He will probably attend the event with you because of this understanding and because he would get to spend more time with you considering your busy schedules.

3. Friends become mutual if they already are not.

What better way to expand on Greek unity than making new friends? His brothers become your friends, and your sisters become his friends, and from there, both of your friendships within the Greek community expand. Even if you are introduced to someone that is not in Greek life, you still have that one more friendship in your life. You always get to meet someone new. Isn’t that one of the important parts of college? Making connections and making new friends?

4. You can be all matchy-matchy and cute.

Sorority girls love being able to take pictures with their sisters in matching letters, and it’s just as fun being all matchy-matchy with your boyfriend. Not only do you get to match in letters, but when you go to dances or when you go out in general, you two can match and be cute or you can just be cute overall. #relationshipgoals (are hashtags still a thing?)

5. You always have a date to your dances.

Having to go through the process of finding a date to a dance can be frustrating and time consuming. Dating a fraternity man means he will be up for going to your dances. He has his own dances so he knows how fun any dance can be. He won’t feel as awkward at your dances because there will always be someone he knows there.

6. They understand what it’s like to have a busy schedule.

Living the sorority life means your calendar is pretty full with meetings, events, etc. That is just the same for a fraternity man. So, when you say you’re busy because of a meeting and can’t study with him, he will understand. He might even have a meeting or event at the same time.

7. They can get deep.

I wasn’t referring to fraternity men getting deep in their relationships. Yes, they definitely do get deep in relationships. What I mean about “deep” is that they show you what and who they care about and why they care about it. By hearing about why they are passionate about those things makes you see what his character is like. He opens up his heart to you about these passions, making you fall for him more and more.

8. He understands the Greek terms (big, little, ritual, etc.).

It’s not a bad thing if people do not understand Greek terms. It gives you all the reason to talk about how great Greek life is. But with a fraternity man, you can get on that deeper level and talk about what it means to be a big and how much you love your littles.

9. They understand the importance and secrecy of ritual.

Everyone (well, not everyone) always asks what you do during rituals, like initiation. Fraternity men know not to ask this because they hold the same secrets. They may ask you jokingly, but they know what it means for you to hold your sorority rituals to heart.

10. They help push you to do well in school.

In order to be in good standing in a Greek organization, you must be able to keep your grades up. A fraternity man knows that; he is in the same position. He works hard to study and to get good grades. He can be your study buddy and motivator to do well in school.

11. You can craft for him.

A sorority girl loves crafting, and adding your boyfriend to your list of people you can craft for makes it just as better. You can craft things related to his fraternity -- a cooler, a flask, a canvas, etc. -- the options are endless.

Dating a fraternity man means learning to make deep connections with the people around you. He shows you how to be just as passionate as he is. Dating a fraternity man means expanding your horizons and being able to share moments together.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.
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Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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20 Things I'd Do If The Concept Of Time Was Abolished

If only our lives weren't limited by time.

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Recently, news outlets have been reporting on how the people of Sommarøy, a Norwegian island located north of the arctic circle, would like to remove the concept of time. This is largely in part due to the fact that the sun does not set during much of the summer nor does it rise during the winter. The inhabitants of Sommarøy do not have rigidly separated days and nights like the rest of the world and can be found doing normal daytime activities at 2 am in the summers.

They also would like to take clocks out of their society. Although this lifestyle might seem impractical to the rest of us, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to live in a world where time is irrelevant, in regards to the concept AND the physical effects of its passing. This newfound information gave rise to ideas of things (some simple, some whimsical) I'd do if the concept of time did not exist and we had as much time to do the things we wanted.

1. Live on a ship at sea.

2. Watch a flower grow from a seed to its death.

3. Apply as much makeup as desired without being late.

4. Retake my favorite college courses and participate as fully as I possibly can, including the completion of every single reading and film.

5. Take a non-stop trip through every country in the world.

6. Learn to play and fully master every single musical instrument in existence.

7. Watch a full rotation of Earth around the sun from space.

8. Live by myself in a cabin at the edge of the woods a la Thoreau.

9. Reread every single book that shaped my childhood.

10. Have a brief conversation with every old friend.

11. Re-drink that first sip of the perfect cup of coffee.

12. Observe how the tides change with the lunar cycle.

13. Learn as many languages as possible.

14. Sit at the beach and listen to music for days.

15. Train for an Olympic event.

16. Write a detailed, thorough analysis of every track in my favorite movie soundtracks.

17. Take a photo of every interesting place I visit and every little nook I find peace in and make a physical photo album.

18. Cook food without burning it.

19. Watch a star's life cycle from birth to death.

20. Replay the feeling of coming home.

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