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Let’s Talk About Boys

    My Tinder Horror Stories

    Y’all absolutely ate up my first edition of my new Let’s Talk About Boys series! And a lot of you were commenting asking me to share my past Tinder experiences, so how could I not?

    Here’s the backstory:

    I downloaded Tinder in February of my freshmen year of college. I had just broken up with my boyfriend and was feeling super lonely. So silly me turned to an app known for hookups looking for a nice guy who wanted a relationship.

    I found the app fun and addicting. I never ran out of guys to swipe through since it was during the school year and the campus was always crawling with thirsty men. The app was so addicting that I would find myself reaching for it instead of Twitter or Instagram most times, and honestly, I didn’t see an issue with that. This was also at a time that I was trying to stay off of social media.

    Related: Do You Need a Social Media Detox?

    I meet up with two guys through Tinder. For the sake of anonymity, we’re going to nickname them the Possible Catfisher and Mister Meet the Family.

    My Tinder Horror Stories: The stories of my first two Tinder dates |College with Caitlyn Read more…

    What Happened When I Tried Bumble

    Saying you met your boyfriend online is becoming more and more common, but that doesn’t mean the horror stories and jokes about the subject are going away anytime soon. Some of my favorite content is when people share their dating horror stories, and boy do I have a lot, so I thought I’d make it fun and share some with y’all.

    I sent out a tweet a few weeks ago about wanting to join a bunch of dating sites just to see what happens and then blog about it. The positive feedback to that tweet was so immense that not going through with it would have been a crime.

    So here we are, about to talk about Bumble.

    The Buzz Around Bumble: I tried the popular dating app so you don't have to | College with Caitlyn Read more…

    What it’s Really like to be Single in College

    What it's Really Like to be Single in College: Everything to expect when you're looking for a real relationship, not just a casual hook-up | College with Caitlyn

    I think college students, us girls especially, focus on how single we are around the new year (New Year’s kiss anyone?) and the dreaded Valentine’s day. Or Single’s Awareness day as some satirists dubbed it.

    Don’t get me wrong, the idea of Valentine’s day is great! It’s always nice to show the person you love how much they mean to you, but it also makes people who aren’t romantically involved (*cough cough*) feel the tiniest bit crappy. Okay, maybe really crappy.

    There’s always those movements around this time of year to forget about needing a partner and celebrate yourself (which yas, you do that!), but it can be hard when you actually want to be in a relationship. Like yes, I love myself and I know I don’t need a man to complete me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want one. Like I said in a recent post, I’m a relationship person down to my core, so I’m always on the prowl — I mean, trying to meet as many new boys as possible.

    Related: Why I Enjoy Taking Myself on Dates

    And dear Lord have there been some super awkward and uncomfortable situations. I could write a whole book about all of the embarrassing things that have happened to me just in college alone that involve boys.

    People don’t really tell you what it’s like to be single in college, especially not when you’re looking for more than just a casual thing, so today I’m going to give you some amusement and share, from my experience, what it’s really like to be single in college. Read more…