Before I even set foot on my college campus, I told all my friends that I couldn't wait to meet my future husband here. I was so dead set on finding a guy to date right away that it even became a joke among my friends. I would envy the couples that were sitting and drinking coffee together or the couples that would go hiking with their dogs because that is what I wanted. Don't get me wrong, I do hope to one day meet the guy that is going to be my husband, but right now is just not the time and here is why.
I'm happy being single and I don't feel the pressure of having a boyfriend. I know it seems like it is impossible to be happy and single but trust me it is possible. I go out on the weekends with friends, I make tons of memories with my sorority sisters and I enjoy painting. I don't feel the need to fill some kind of void in my life with a man. I enjoy having my freedom and not having to constantly check in with someone or have to slow down what I'm doing because someone disprove of what I'm doing. I'm only 19 and I still have so much ahead of me and that includes finding the "one."
Another big reason why I don't date is simply because I am not ready and it is okay to not be ready!!! It seems like we are growing up in a world where people are constantly changing significant others or that you should always be open to dating. I have no idea what I want to do with my life and I don't even really know what I want. I am still growing and trying to figure things out before I fully commit myself to the another person. Also, since I am in college that means that the guys that will be dating are also in college and they necessarily don't always know what they want in life either.
I am a huge believer that you date someone to eventually marry them. Since I have that mindset, if I date someone I want it to be a serous relationship but that is not on the minds of a lot of college students. I love seeing how happy my friend's are with their boyfriends and I support them unconditionally. Maybe one day I will find the one that is going to change my mind on the whole dating scene but right now I am perfectly happy being single.