You still have a lot to learn about love
Was I in love in college? Yep. Was it real? I like to think so. And yes, people often marry their college sweethearts, yada yada. But -- spoiler alert! -- you change a lot from 18 to 25; and in my opinion, even more from 25 to 30. Puppy love is extremely strong, because more than likely they are feelings you've never felt before. Still, it’s deceiving; the term puppy is used to describe it for a reason.
The truth is, while you may feel invincible, entitled, and even believe you're an actual adult during college, you still have a lot to learn about yourself -- and that includes knowing what it means to really love and be loved by someone else.
You don't go on actual dates
A typical "date" in college is done in packs, and tends to center around the following itinerary: pregaming at someone's house, going to a party, hitting the bars, late-nighting at someone's house, and hooking up.
If there is dinner involved, it likely takes place around 3am. And is probably pizza (or my go-to romantic meal at the time, Gumby's Pokey Stix with extra ranch dipping sauce). Real talk: I think the only formal dates I went on with boyfriends were my actual sorority formals, in which case the only thing that really changed was the dress code.
You're pretty intoxicated for most of the relationship
Are you currently in college? You're probably a little intoxicated right now. Admit it.