A lot of us start off talking to a guy thinking nothing of it - we're just friends, nothing more.
This knowledge only makes it harder to truly ever get over the person in question, because you keep hoping that something more than friendship will arise.
Such hopes make people hold onto often toxic friendships/relationships/whatever the hell-ships, causing us to overlook or ignore red flags that should've made us walk away much earlier.
Spontaneity is another factor that keeps a relationship strong.
One year, we randomly decided to take a trip to Disneyland before our final exams because we were sick of studying and needed a breather.
In my own experience, such questionable relationships often involve me getting hurt, while the guy I like tells me about all of his exploits.
Obviously the guy is free to do as he pleases because, well, we aren't dating.College life can get pretty hectic, so time management is key.As sophomore and junior year rolled around and classes got more demanding, it quickly became difficult for my boyfriend and I to find quality time for each other.The college dating scene is often associated with quick hook ups at parties, temporary flings or even the scandalous “friends with benefits” arrangement.Add in the chaos of classes, extracurricular activities and interning—and finding the time to maintain a long-term relationship may seem a bit like an impossible feat.But we also have very different academic interests: My boyfriend is studying architecture and I’m a business major.