Think you’re prepared for college romance? Until you can spot the most notorious campus couples, think again! Read below for HC’s guide to the top ten duos you’ll get to know in your four years.
1. The Couple Who’s Already Booked the Campus Chapel
These “romantics” are engaged or soon-to-be. They lovingly refer to the children they do not have, and they’ve already spent at least one year of major holidays together (including, but not limited to, the 4th of July). If they seem on a different track than most couples, it’s because they are. Expect them to skip out on fraternity ragers for quiet weekends at (ugh) bed and breakfasts. But hooray for true love, right guys??
2. The Sorority Sweetheart and the Frat Star
These Greek gods have all the social connections and one or both of them is most likely a chapter president. They’re pretty. Like J.Crew catalog pretty. And while there’s always underlying drama with these two, you’ll never see them miss a big social event!
3. The Activists
Remember way back when Summer got all vegan-y on the last season of The O.C.and started hanging around that Che guy? THEY WERE THIS COUPLE. They always have a cause, and it always involves wearing really similar pants. Find them planting sustainable foods in the campus garden, having sit-ins to stop wildlife clearing in order to build new dorms, and, most importantly, biking everywhere.
4. The All-Americans
Imagine if David Beckham and Hope Solo dated . . . this is the couple with enough athletic scholarship money between them to finance a comfortable suburban home. These two are gifted in the abs department. My one request? Stop working out at the gym together; it just makes everyone else want to give up.
5. The Reality Show Drama Couple
Okay, so maybe they don’t have a reality show, but they break up and get back together enough times to make one happen. Find them at the bar, alternatively slurring insults at each other and furiously making out. Don’t even THINK about trying to get mixed up in this one. Remember what happened when Ronnie tried to hook up with other girls behind Sammi’s back on “The Jersey Shore”? Yikes.