11 Reasons To Date A Fraternity Man

11 Reasons To Date A Fraternity Man

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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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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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12 Unhealthy College Habits That Never Should Have Become Normalized

No, you shouldn't have to pull an all-nighter to pass every exam.

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College is a weird time in our lives, but it doesn't have to be bad for our health. Here are some trends I've seen on social media and watched my friends practice that really never should have become a "thing" for college students in the first place.

1. The "freshman 15."

Everyone has heard of the dreaded "freshman 15," where college freshmen gain 15 pounds because of access to all-you-can-eat dining halls. Rather than eating healthier options at the dining halls or, you know, only eating until you're full and not stuffing yourself, we've just accepted our fate to gain what's really a large amount of weight. Not a very healthy mindset.

2. Eating only junk food because we're "too poor" to buy real food.

For off-campus students, the theme is ramen and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. This is really not how it needs to be. You can buy a bunch of romaine lettuce for around $1 at the grocery store I go to in my college town, and other produce like broccoli, potatoes, and apples are always cheap. Shop sales and keep your pantry stocked on staples like dry pasta, rice, beans, and other canned vegetables. It's not that expensive to eat decently.

3. Gorging on food at the dining hall just because you can.

This is what leads to the freshman 15. Just because you can eat whatever you want doesn't mean you should.

4. Procrastinating EVERYTHING.

I'm always ahead of my schoolwork, but all of the people in my classes push things right down to the wire. It creates unnecessary stress. Just get things done in advance so you don't have to worry.

5. Being generally unorganized and struggling to keep your life together. 

Actually using my planner is one of the best things I've done for myself in college so far. I don't know why it became popular for college students to be a hot mess all the time, but again, do what you can to avoid putting unnecessary stress on yourself.

6. Pulling all nighters, ever.

If you don't understand it by midnight, you won't understand it any better by five in the morning. You'll do so much better with less studying and more sleep than the other way around. Take the L and go to bed.

7. Waiting until the very last minute to start studying for your finals.

This is what typically leads to the aforementioned all-nighters. If you have an exam in two weeks, start studying NOW. Give yourself time to figure out what you need to focus on and get in contact with your professor or a tutor if necessary. Do yourself the favor.

8. Getting blackout drunk Friday and Saturday night...every weekend.

A lot of college students like to drink. That's fine, I get it, college is stressful and you just want to have a good time. But you don't have to go out every night of every weekend and drink so much you don't remember anything that didn't occur between Monday-Friday every week. Give yourself a break from drinking every so often.

9. Getting iced coffee before class and being late because of it.

I always make sure I get to campus early if I plan to get Starbucks, which I often do. It's rude to come in late, and it's detrimental to your education to consistently miss class. Your coffee can wait if you're running late. Plan better next time.

10.  Committing to 10 different extracurriculars because "it'll boost your resume if you have more on it!"

If you only participate in one club where you're the head of marketing and the treasurer, that will look SO much better than if you participated in five clubs but were just...there for all of them. Excel in one thing rather than being mediocre in many.

11.  Skipping class whenever you feel like it.

You can take the occasional mental health day, but if you're just being lazy, you're only hurting yourself. Go to class. You're paying a lot of money for it, after all.

12.  Spending every last penny you have to go somewhere for spring break (Daytona Beach, anyone?).

"Broke" college kids always end up taking the most extravagant spring break vacations. I'm sure it's fun and you'll cherish the memories, but wouldn't you cherish that $500 more if you saved it for things you actually need rather than living off of ramen for a month when you get home?

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