Ask any college student, and they’ll tell you the relationship culture during these four years is unlike any other. It’s nothing like high school and won’t be anything like the real world once we graduate. It’s normal for people to be seeing multiple partners at once and trying to figure out where you stand with someone is nearly impossible. It’s a pretty confusing time, and it causes us to appreciate even the smallest amount of attention from those we consider our significant others—like these 24 things we consider romantic that really aren’t.
1. When they swipe right
Oh my gosh, do you think I’m pretty?!
2. When they don’t take two hours to text back
Clearly I’m a priority.
3. When they text you first
Guess you were thinking about me, huh?
4. When they’ll actually call you on the phone
Whoa, have we reached this sophisticated level of communication?
5. When they walk to your door instead of texting “here”
6. When they remember to wish you luck on important days
The two seconds it took you to send that text clearly demonstrate your commitment.
7. When they say good morning
Am I the first thing you think of when you wake up?!
8. When they pay for a cheap drink
You shouldn’t have!
9. When they take you on a date in public
You know people can actually see us together here, right?
10. When they don’t text other people while you’re together
Sorry, other girls, you’ll have to wait.
11. When they let you drink their alcohol
How nice of you to offer your $11 handle of vodka.
12. When they like your Instagram
Like what you see?
13. When you’re featured on their Instagram
This is an honor.
14. When they’ll kiss you on campus
Extra points if they hold your hand on the way to class.
15. When they let you borrow their clothes
Thanks for making my walk of shame a little less miserable.
16. When they’ll clean their room for you
You spoil me.
17. When their friends actually know who you are
You must talk about me all the time.
18. When their parents actually know who you are
I’m so in.
19. When they’ll hold your legs during a keg stand
Thanks for supporting my interests.
20. When they’ll come over after a night out
Especially if you stayed in.
21. When they don’t fall asleep on you when you try to meet up
You’re so reliable.
22. When they’ll allow you to be their beer pong partner
Of course I’ll play with you!
23. When they’ll stop talking to another girl to greet you
Can I steal him for a second?
24. When they ask you anything about your life besides if you’re going out tonight
Hopelessly devoted to you.