College romances aren’t just something that happens in those Nicholas Sparks novels you may indulge every now and again. Campuses are the start of many relationships around the world. In this technological age, most people take to online dating applications such as Tinder or Bumble to find the ever-elusive love of their life, which can make the dating scene difficult to maneuver. Here are five stories of love found on a college campus that is sure to remind you that your soulmate might be the boy in the back of your biology class or the girl that does spoken word at poetry events:
- Anna Cecilia and Steve Seward: After their Aristotle class in 2008, Steve introduced himself to Anna. She was instantly impressed by his confidence. Steve knew that Anna worked at their town’s square and would make up excuses to go there to try to talk to her. He eventually asked her out and their first date was at a pizza restaurant.
- Johnathan Kirkendall and Scott Perkins: While Johnathan and Scott were walking one day, they passed by a man who wore a T-shirt that read: “Nobody knows I’m gay”. Scott rolled his eyes and told his friend, Johnathan, “I hate it when straight people where that shirt.” Johnathan did not know Scott was gay until then and became embarrassed because he had a crush on Scott. Eventually in August of that same year, Johnathan gained the confidence to ask Scott on a lunch date. They’ve been together for eighteen years.
- Mary: During her college career, Mary was no stranger to the dating scene; she was a wing woman for her friends. One day Mary was helping set up her friend with someone when she came across a guy who was doing the same thing for his friend! Although the two friends they were helping only dated for six months, Mary and her husband have been living the married life.
- Brian: During his freshman year, Brian attended a Super Bowl Party. While there he met a girl who was helping cook burgers for the party on the broiler. Although she spilled some grease on the stove and managed to start a fire, Brian had never been so in love before. Turns out she’s a good cook too!
- Violet: During Move-In Day, Violet met her future husband. She didn’t give him any thought until later that week when she bumped into him at a house party where he nonchalantly grabbed her hand. After seven years, they eventually got married