Post # 1
I always see couples at my college and I think it must be nice! To see your partner and hang out with them during or between classes. My fiance doesn’t go to my school, sometimes I wish he did though. Other times, I feel it would be weird, and I wouldn’t get to meet other friends or focus on my classes. We went to an independent study high school together, but I think the relationship dynamic in a college setting would be different. Are any of you bees engaged or dating someone that you go to school with? How is it? Do you ever wish you didn’t have to share classes and stuff with them? Lol
Post # 3
We met in high school, went to the same college for a year, then he transferred. It was great having him here for a year because the long distance thing really sucks. But I have been able to focus on my classes more and it’s been nice to look forward to graduation and moving home with him. We could never be in the same classes because we have totallyyyy different interests, but sometimes it’d be nice to get lunch together or just hang out at night. I actually made the most friends the year that he was here.
Post # 4
@Mircat: When we met we both went to different community colleges, but by the time we graduated had been together for over a year and chose our four year university together. Now we got to the same college, but we don’t see each other too much while at school because our schedules are different. We live together though so it doens’t matter too much. We are graduating in May though, and it is nice that our families will all be able to come to ONE graduation ceremony for both of us.
Post # 5
We met in the same graduate school and took the same classes. It was nice to be able to hang out and study a lot together. One thing we learned is that we can’t work together as partners on assignments lol.
Post # 6
@MrsN14: Really, you made more friends with him there? That makes sense, for me my fiance gives me confidence to talk more because I’m otherwise very shy!
@nattiejeanne: That is so sweet and cool that you will have your college graduation together!
Post # 7
@Mircat: I’m excited. Some of our family haven’t met yet so it will be a great opportunity for them to meet, plus I’m pretty sure we will be engaged by then (YAY!) so we will be able to celebrate that too! We are already planning a wedding, but we are keeping it hush until the “engagement” (by that I mean until the ring gets here and he formally asks me) so we will be able to share the joy with everyone! 🙂
Post # 8
We met when I was a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, and he was a junior/senior. He is working in his career field, and I am still in school attending Western Governors University. When we were both at UT it was nice to see him nightly, but we never saw one another between classes.
Post # 9
@Mircat: No — I didn’t meet FI until I had been out of school for seven years! We try to commute together / work from home together as our schedules allow. It’s nice, but not as productive as we’d like.
Post # 10
My SO and I met in lecture our second year and have been pretty inseperable since. I love it. My grades have improved and my anxiety and depression have gone way down (my dad passed away 2 months before I met him). We spent every night at each other’s houses for our third year and now in our fourth year we are living together and it’s AWESOME. We always try to take at least one class together because we love being study buddies. We’re the same major so that’s easy for us. Neither of us are very social so we pretty much hang out with each other exclusively, but I had a hard time making true friends in college before I met him… so I guess there has been no difference? I definitely don’t do typical socializing things like parties like I used to do when I was single so I guess I have less acquaintances, but I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on any great friendships. He’s definitely the best thing that happened to me in college!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I met my now husband my junior year at college! It was towards the end of spring semester, and we dated that summer (I stayed at school, he was at home 45 mins away), and then that fall I studied abroad. So we were together almost 9 months before really experiencing school together.
We also attended a University with 40,000 students. We had different majors, and different groups of friends already established by the time we had met. We never shared any classes or even saw each other every day. It worked great for us! I did date someone before him who was in my (small) major before I met my now DH… That ended HORRIBLY and was awkward, but then again that guy was also an asshole in the end soooo….. But being “too close” may have played a part?
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema
Well….we went to the same university….but he started the year I was born lol!
Post # 13
I met my DH because we were in the same grad program, and I loved it!! But we are academics (both PhDs) so having someone I could talk about my academics with was really special. I actually miss having class with him!
Post # 14
FI and I met 5 years ago when he got hired at my workplace (he no longer works there). 2 years later, he and I went back to school for the exact same thing! We literally have had the last 3 years of our lives together for classes. Ironically, we start internships next month (graduating in April), and we were placed at the same company hah. It’s a neverending cycle!
It makes it hard because we’ve seen the worst of each other. We spend sometimes upward 12-13 hours together straight. We’ve worked on hundreds of assignments together, and we’re very different workers. I’m not afraid to say I’m very driven and need a 4.0GPA. He on the other hand is happy to get a B. So in that sense, it’s hard because we don’t fully understand each other’s work habits.
In the end, we both agree that if we had to do it again, we wish we wouldn’t have had to take the same program (we didn’t plan it, just fell that way). It is great though to know that you always have a partner to work on things with and when we had 18 assignments due in 1 week, he’d let me breakdown on him haha.
Post # 15
Nope. FI went to college in Australia, I’m going to college in the US.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@Mircat: My FH and I met at University, we were on the same course! We shared a couple of seminars, but I think it was really only two or three over the three years we studied, so it worked out okay. Actually, it made planning stuff much easier because we had pretty similar schedules, haha!