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By Siobhan Becker
Social Media Manager
Spring has a strange way of making us want to fall in love, but not all of us are ready for a serious relationship. College life is hectic enough and a relationship can just make things all the more complicated.
You can have an exciting relationship without making any serious commitments, just as long as you both are clear on where you stand. Here are nine benefits of staying in a Non-Committed Relationship:
1. You can maintain your independence
At the end of the day, you can make the decisions that will benefit your future the most. A non-committed relationship allows you to be selfish. You can cancel a date last minute to study for a test and not worry about an argument. If only your professors could be as laid-back as you and your partner are.
2. You won’t stress so much
Things between the two of you don’t have to be so formal. Many people say overly-formal dates aren’t enjoyable and can actually set them back in their relationship. Be silly! Let yourself, and your stress, go!
3. You will get your family off your back
Now you have an answer to the awkward questions from your relatives at the next family reunion. That person can be your sidekick at weddings, family reunions and holiday parties.
4. You will always have someone on your side (most of the time)
This person is by your side when it feels like the world is against you. Sure, you’re not facing many of same problems together, but you’ve got each other to lean on.
5. You can go to bed every night feeling important
Sure, you may have failed a final, forgot your assignment and spilled your coffee at 8 a.m., but somebody likes you and thinks you’re cute. They have open arms to comfort your coffee-stained pride.
6. You get free hugs every day
Like Olaf from Frozen, we all like warm hugs. Research shows hugs can help boost the immune system and help protect a person from common illnesses. Bonus!
7. You have someone you can do fun activities with
While it’s totally cool to take yourself out and treat yourself to dinner, most recreational activities are done in pairs. No one expects you to go to formal on your own or say “party of one” when you go out on Valentine’s Day.
8. You can abandon your role as the third wheel
Few things are worse than being the single one in your group of friends. Watching movies or going out to dinner becomes an awkward situation for you. It sucks being the group-date chaperone.
9. You are guaranteed gifts on birthdays and holidays
Who says they have to be conventional?
Make it a game and see who can give the most outrageous birthday gift.