First, I want to say that all the people in college who are in serious relationships, that's great. This is not meant to call them out or scrutinize their relationship.
So many girls seem to be in relationships, it's common to start dating someone new in college. My point is that so many girls that I know are in relationships for the wrong reasons or they're in the wrong relationship. If he makes you unhappy time and time again and does nothing to change, he's not the one. If he doesn't want to listen about how your day was, he's not the one.
A big pet peeve of mine is when people trash talk their significant other. If your boyfriend isn't your best friend, then what's the point of dating them? At this point in life, not many teens are thinking about marriage, but isn't that the goal of dating? Dating now seems pointless because people do it for the wrong reasons.
I've had my fair share of awkward first dates and a couple of boyfriends but none of them were serious. These encounters have taught me that I deserve better. I deserve better than the guy who can't look up from his phone, or who don't listen to me, or who don't want the best for me. It's sad to see so many people settle for less than this and some people don't know their worth.
Sometimes it's annoying to see everyone around me in a relationship but I owe it to myself to wait for the right guy to come along. We are so young, there is no rush to find our soulmate. In conclusion, to anyone in a happy, healthy relationship currently, good for you! And to anyone who's never been in a relationship or just got their heart broken, that's good too. People are so dependent on others for their happiness but you are the only one who is capable of making yourself happy.
Not being in a relationship my freshmen year of college has to lead me to grow as a person, become more independent, and let me get to know myself better. If I was in a relationship this year, I'm not sure these things would have happened.