When young folks are looking forward to meeting the love of their lives on campus, there is the worry that it could be but a waste of time.
Dating is by far the most interesting thing that young people could ever venture in. It comes with its fair share of ups and downs, more so when you meet in as big a place as a campus. There is that thrill to see where it goes while the anxiety of whether you are wasting time is very prominent at the back of your head.
Is it a waste of time though? By far, so many people have already crossed the campus relationship bridge a long time ago. From their experiences, you get to see that it is not always roses and daisies. You see, younglings get into relationships with such high expectations; quality time, financial privileges, bedroom zagazaga, as they call it these days among other things.
Of course, when expectations are allowed, we usually do not get what we want. For one, that boyfriend of yours has to go to class, with a pile of unattended projects on his desk. So, quality time is not an option and if you guys get lucky to hang out, you most likely use that time to dance in the sheets. As for finances, we can all agree that this is wishful thinking. These campus kids are as broke as they get. They have nothing; zero, zilch.
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Let us not even get started on the cheating drama. You think your girlfriend is only for you, yet it is just that: ignorant thinking. Don’t be surprised if you hear it from your friends. ‘The streets and other short stories. Then there is the whole kamati ya roho chafu squad who are always on their knees begging the heavens to let you break up. Reason? You are too sappy and romantic, posting each other on WhatsApp and Instagram.
Campus relationships barely get through these hurdles. If they survive one thing, you can trust another is coming. So how much can one take until they can’t anymore? Couples get to that point and just accept that inevitable conclusion. And the truth of the matter is, it really is not that serious.
Inevitably, campus dating is not all bad. It just needs some wisdom and tough people to get going when the going gets tough.