8 Guys You'll Date Your First Year Of College

Let's face the facts — during your first year of college, it's not a huge surprise if things start to get a little crazy... or really, a whole lot of crazy. You are "independent" for the first time in your life, living away from home, creating your own schedule, and hopefully, making the right decisions. As for your love life? You're dealing with a whole new pool of romantic prospects — and the guys you'll date during your first year of college will certainly vary.

If you've already made it through your first year in the ring, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, you'll know soon enough. There's nothing wrong with the occasional casual hook-up, and really, you can consider just about every fling you have in college as a learning experience. Not every guy is a total loser, but you'd be surprised at how many are — just keep telling yourself it's research until you find the perfect one. Nerds, bros, stoners, and just about everyone in between help to make up this eclectic and all too realistic list of college catches.

Here are eight types of people you will meet in college, each of which you'll likely find yourself mushed up with at one point or another. Prepare yourself, because it's going to be a wild, unforgettable ride.

1. The frat boy

Let's get this one out of the way right now, because there's no way of avoiding it. Hooking up with frat boys is basically inevitable, and it's happened to us all. Sure, meeting up with one of these unique specimens can be fun, but once you're able to cross this one off your list, it's time to move on.

2. The troubled artist

He may be a poet, a sculptor, or a painter. It doesn't really matter. He's got a deep, dark soul, and he will inevitably become totally unreachable if you try too hard to figure out what he's thinking. Ah, the heart wants what it almost certainly cannot have.

3. The jock

Who can resist a sports star? Not you, that's for sure. This relationship might not last, but it's certainly an accomplishment to have under your belt.

4. The exchange student

He's got an accent, he's got that ultra cool European style, and he's leaving at the end of the quarter. Basically, he's got all the makings for a first year hookup.

5. The guy from your high school

Remember that guy you kind of knew in high school, but weren't really friends with? Well, now he's back in the picture, and suddenly seeing him away from his old crew of high school friends has flipped a switch in your brain. Chances are you'll be hooking up with him at some point.

6. The douchebag

Accept it. Everybody dates at least one douchebag their first year of college. Hey, you can't win them all, but you can learn never to date this type of person ever again.

7. The stoner

I would say that about 99.9 percent of the college population smokes weed on a regular basis (OK, so maybe that's a bit of an overestimation). Hooking up with a stoner will probably happen on a few occasions. They're so mellow, after all.

8. The bookworm

This person was so adorably nervous to ask you out in the first place, you couldn't say no. But, uh, then he brought his biology textbook with him on your date, and when he did manage to tear his eyes away from the page, it was to tell you about what comes next in his academic four-year plan. You're impressed, you guess, but you also pass on his next invitation out. After all, the only plan you want to worry about right now is your own.

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