Dormcest: (noun) the act of dating or hooking up with that fantastically attractive boy at the end of your hall that’s definitely been giving you eyes all week. Is it good? Possibly. Bad? Maybe. We’ll lay out the pros and cons here, so if the opportunity does roll around, you’ll already be well-prepared.
- They’re right down the hall/floor.
- You’ll probably have the same friend group.
- Other people know both of you.
- You get to know each other faster.
- No privacy? It could feel like it.
- People talk.
- IF you break it off, awkwardness will ensue.
- Romantic Breakups: Bad. Friendship Breakups? Worse.
- Use protection.
- Be cordial and respectful.
- Remember who you are.
- Report abuse.
-National Domestic Abuse Hotline: (1-800-799-SAFE)
-True North Center 24-Hour Sexual and Domestic Abuse Hotline: (1-573-875-1370)
-Mid-Missouri Crisis Line: (1-573-445-5035)
-National Teen Dating Abuse Line: (1-866-331-9474)
These numbers, and many others for a variety of situations, can be found on the Mizzou Women’s Center website. Abuse isn’t specific, and it certainly doesn’t discriminate.
No matter what you decide, one thing is for certain: this is college and you may feel as though this is a new opportunity to create a “new you.” One last tip? Make sure that no matter what decisions you make, whether it’s a casual fling with a boy from the fifth floor to a serious relationship with the cutie on the second, check out your conscience and your gut first. As long as they’re both okay with it, flirt on, my friends ... flirt on.
By: Alise Murawski | Image: Source