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The pros, cons of dating in a small college

It is the peak of your sexual prime; you are finally in the college environment. You have a fresh start and you are available, this could be a positive and a negative aspect depending on your situational standpoint.

Pros:

With less people enrolled at a private college, you get to know people much more personally. Meeting multiple people at the same time can become intimidating when you are in a massive group of other students.

By going to a small school, the likelihood of getting the attention on yourself is ideal for getting that special someone to notice you from across the room.

It is also likely that people you know may have a connection to this person. Networking through friends on a small campus is easy and quick. Sure, you could Facebook stalk them, but nothing competes to getting information on your love interest through an actual person.

Now that you are finally one-on-one with this potential mate, you can get a better understanding of them as a person.

This could be your possible soul mate, most people meet their lifelong lovers in college, the importance of having compatibility with this other person is vital.

Living on an enclosed campus makes visiting this person simple. Plans can be made to meet up for Starbucks in between classes or you can visit each other’s dorm rooms.

Just make sure you hang something off the doorknob to let your roommate know that you are both bonding.

Cons:

Let’s say you went to a fraternity party over the weekend and you were not exactly your sober self.

If you do not want to remember what went down with someone, then this is where these interpersonal connections can turn its back on you.

Gossip is a given when everyone knows each other. The talk could harm, or if you are lucky, better your reputation. Your name and actions may always be associated with the other person’s. If you mess up, everyone will know all of the details of how it went down.

With this tight-knit community, it is hard to escape seeing the other person around. Sure, you can pretend to be on your phone while they walk by, but that will not stop the fact that seeing your ex is unavoidable.

Living in dorms, you tend to always run into the person before you are presentable for public viewing. Especially if you live in co-ed housing, or are involved in a fraternity and or sorority, temptations could be overwhelming.

It is college and a lot of people are not always ready to find their future spouses, so commitment is not always guaranteed. Getting attached is definitely unpleasant when you are not monogamous with this person, in actuality they will sleep with anything that is just as willing.

Either way, dating in college is supposed to be enjoyable as long as it is healthy and you are getting some action. It does not really matter what an article in the school newspaper says.

If you find yourself reading this article, you were probably questioning your confidence of the relationship in the first place.

In the end, it is a liberal arts school in Oregon, there is not much else to expect anything other than sexually frustrated students.

Rosa Johnson / Copy editor

and a negative aspect depending on your situational standpoint.

Pros:

With less people enrolled at a private college, you get to know people much more personally. Meeting multiple people at the same time can become intimidating when you are in a massive group of other students.

By going to a small school, the likelihood of getting the attention on yourself is ideal for getting that special someone to notice you from across the room.

It is also likely that people you know may have a connection to this person. Networking through friends on a small campus is easy and quick. Sure, you could Facebook stalk them, but nothing competes to getting information on your love interest through an actual person.

Now that you are finally one-on-one with this potential mate, you can get a better understanding of them as a person.

This could be your possible soul mate, most people meet their lifelong lovers in college, the importance of having compatibility with this other person is vital.

Living on an enclosed campus makes visiting this person simple. Plans can be made to meet up for Starbucks in between classes or you can visit each other’s dorm rooms.

Just make sure you hang something off the doorknob to let your roommate know that you are both bonding.

Cons:

Let’s say you went to a fraternity party over the weekend and you were not exactly your sober self.

If you do not want to remember what went down with someone, then this is where these interpersonal connections can turn its back on you.

Gossip is a given when everyone knows each other. The talk could harm, or if you are lucky, better your reputation. Your name and actions may always be associated with the other person’s. If you mess up, everyone will know all of the details of how it went down.

With this tight-knit community, it is hard to escape seeing the other person around. Sure, you can pretend to be on your phone while they walk by, but that will not stop the fact that seeing your ex is unavoidable.

Living in dorms, you tend to always run into the person before you are presentable for public viewing. Especially if you live in co-ed housing, or are involved in a fraternity and or sorority, temptations could be overwhelming.

It is college and a lot of people are not always ready to find their future spouses, so commitment is not always guaranteed. Getting attached is definitely unpleasant when you are not monogamous with this person, in actuality they will sleep with anything that is just as willing.

Either way, dating in college is supposed to be enjoyable as long as it is healthy and you are getting some action. It does not really matter what an article in the school newspaper says.

If you find yourself reading this article, you were probably questioning your confidence of the relationship in the first place.

In the end, it is a liberal arts school in Oregon, there is not much else to expect anything other than sexually frustrated students.

Rosa Johnson

Copy editor

Rosa Johnson can be reached at linfieldreviewcopyed@gmail.com.

 

Comedian pokes fun at rules of dating

Comedian Ron G engaged the audience with his jokes and funny stories about drunken people, racial differences and the rules of dating during a performance Sept. 24 in Ice Auditorium. Joel Ray/Photo editor

Comedian Ron G had his audience in stitches with jokes about the rules of dating and his impressions of everything from an angry girlfriend to President Obama.

Ron G was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and he was the first place winner of the 2005
Sierra Mist Late Night Laff Off. The comedian performed for students Sept. 24 in Ice Auditorium.

While he made fun of drunken people, racial differences and frustrating everyday moments, the bulk of Ron G’s comic routine was centered on the subject of dating. He made fun of the way girls can make snatching their boyfriends’ dreams away almost like a sport, complete with teams and cheerleaders.

“I almost expect to see them on Sports Central,” he said.

He did an impression of a cheerleader rooting for her team to destroy a boy’s self-confidence.

Another topic he covered was nice boys.

“Girls think of nice boys like they think of the tooth fairy,” he said.

He also told the audience that “nice is the new creepy” and related a funny story about being treated like a creeper because he was being too nice on a first date.

One of his more popular impressions was of an angry girl being driven home by her boyfriend. The audience laughed uproariously at his facial expressions and exaggerated movements.

The comedian also made fun of racial differences. He imitated black people making fun of white people and Asian people making fun of black people.

“Everyone’s a little bit racist,” he said.

When he asked if there was anyone from India in the audience and began doing an exaggerated impression of an Indian, one audience member exclaimed that he was “not that Indian,” making the comedian laugh so hard that he had to wipe tears from his eyes.

Also tied to the topic of racism was the comedian’s impression of President Obama.  He said that Obama has set the bar too high for normal guys, making it almost impossible for an average man to ask a girl out. He ended the story with an impression of asking a girl out “presidential style.”

He finished the performance with impressions of terrible everyday moments that only last a split second but that seem to last forever. “Chariots of Fire” played over the speakers as he did slow-motion impressions of being fired from a job, having a credit card fail at the grocery store, finding out that the stripper at a bachelor party is a man, and discovering that there is no more toilet paper in the bathroom at a family dinner.

It was a hilarious performance that was well received by the audience.  Ron G can be found online on Facebook, Twitter, and on his web site, gorong.com.

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Sharon Gollery/Culture editor

Sharon Gollery can be reached at linfieldreviewculture@gmail.com.