(Tommie Media) While dating is something college students are exposed to, sophomores Allen-Michael Muench and Emily Casey are helping redefine it. The two students have created a small group that studies the popular novel “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” The book explores reasons why dating isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and stresses the benefits of being single, especially at a young age. Casey said the book does not necessarily advocate for “not dating,” but instead tells readers not to pursue someone if they can’t see themselves marrying them. “The main idea is that ‘intimacy is the reward of commitment,’ therefore, if you are not able or willing to be open to commit to someone long-term (like marriage), then you should not be in a relationship with them,” Casey said.
The Rev. Erich Rutten, chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, said he agrees that discernment should be an important concept when considering a romantic relationship. “Dating, even if just for fun, creates a bond between two people. The more investment and more bond, the more painful and harmful to split up,” Rutten said. “There are plenty of other ways to have fun with others without the dating connotation.”
I am 100% on board with this group. The absolute last place on earth that is meant for dating is those
four five years while you’re in college. I think most would agree that being single in college is God’s greatest gift to man. How so many people chose to spend the greatest time of their lives being tied down to one vag/pen15 is beyond me. Where is the fun in going out to the bar and knowing in the back of your mind exactly whose bed you’re going to end up in every night. I’ll pass. You have the rest of your life to be in a sad and miserable relationship. I never want to meet a girl in college that I feel comfortable enough around to take a dump with the door open. If you think being single sucks, you’re doing it wrong. If you’ve never woken up on a Sat or Sun morning and not recognized the person, the room, or the campus, you’re doing it wrong. You can’t regret what you can’t remember. Anytime I see couples walking around campus holding hands, I immediately get the urge to sprint full speed and bust through their interlocked hands Red Rover-style. You hear it all the time from people that have graduated and moved on into the real world, “Have as much fun as you possibly can, because once it’s over, it’s over.” This can easily be translated into “slut it up while you can, because your life will soon be a continuous downward spiral once you graduate.”
More chicks need to be like Emily. I think she’s just sneakily using this group to find a fuck buddy and nothing more. No need to complicate things or get tied down during the best
four five years of your life. The memories you create now are going to be with you for the rest of your boring life. Might as well make them worth looking back on.