Life

How To Make Your Study Abroad Romance Last

The sun is shining, summer is almost here, and with it, comes the question that thousands of college couples will face: should we stay together over the summer? In this week’s installment of Ro&Co, Arushi is back, and sharing her tips for handling a long-distance relationship.

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Hi! I’m so happy to write for Rosana’s blog again. Dating in college is a popular topic of discussion. Should you break up with your high school partner? Should you jump into a long-term relationship one week into college, or ~discover yourself~ and keep things casual?

I can’t answer those questions for you, but if at any point in your college life, you have faced the break up versus do long-distance dilemma, then I can help you get some clarity. I met my boyfriend when I was in Italy for study abroad, and although I’m back in Chicago now, we have been happily together ever since.

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The short answer is that there is no magic formula. There are many articles online that attempt to answer this question, but I didn’t find anything that I didn’t already know. Yes, you need to communicate well, have a long-term (or semi long-term) idea of where the relationship is headed, and know when you will see each other again. That’s the easy stuff. How about handling the stressful, emotional, hormonal, intoxicated mess that is college?

Every couple has different expectations and a different story, so I won’t tell you what you should do. Instead, here are 5 golden don’ts Google searches never told me:

Don’t be petty

I would highlight this point and have fifty neon arrows pointing toward it because that’s how important this is. Sometimes college can push you to the brink of absolute frustration, or you might be surrounded by people with their on-campus partners. It is also possible you’re occasionally jealous about people your partner interacts with in their social or professional surroundings.

While I can’t give you one specific solution on how to deal with all of that, I can tell you one thing: don’t be petty. If the good ol’ be-petty-to-get-attention monster creeps up on me, I usually check myself with this question: If he did the same thing, would it bother me? Doing or saying something just to get back at your partner never helps, and it is even harder to resolve when you cannot physically be with each other. Some people I have talked to told me they found themselves harmlessly flirting with people whenever they fought with their partner. As a general rule of thumb, if you fought with your partner this morning, intentionally leading on that flirty barista later on in the day is not going to help your relationship.

Don’t be stupid

You would think this is an intuitive one, but it’s really not. When I say don’t be stupid, I mean it in two ways. The first is more obvious: don’t put yourself in a situation that could end badly. Take your common sense–and if necessary, a friend you trust–to your ex’s party, for example.

The second way is not so obvious, but equally important. Don’t be stupid and forget about the other parts of your life that are important as well. College has so much to offer professionally, intellectually, and socially. Although long distance relationships require effort, it’s important to hold onto the other aspects of your life. You can Facetime the partner after your midterm tomorrow, and you can make time for lunch with your friends if you really try to. I usually maintain this balance by allotting time slots to things. For example, I could set an hour aside today to Facetime him, three hours for homework, and another hour to get food with a friend.

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Don’t do it because “Why not?”

Temptation is everywhere, but college is notorious for bringing out the demon. If your reason for doing long-distance is “why not?” or because you want to try and see how it will go, then it’s probably not a good call. If you don’t think that the person you’re with is your perfect match, and the only one for you, then that uncertainty will haunt you on bad days. This could lead to either resentment with an eventual breakup, or to one of you cheating with an eventual breakup. In my case, my boyfriend and I did not question the decision to do long distance for even a second when it was finally time for me to leave Italy. In fact, that certainty is what makes our bond stronger with each passing day.

Don’t forget it’s 2018

I’m not just talking about how lucky we are to have Skype, Facetime, instant messaging, and faster transportation. Indeed, in 2018, we don’t have to wait for our trusted owl to fly back with our lover’s winding letter written on the finest piece of parchment in all the land.

We also don’t have to forget to appreciate our partner once in a while. Sometimes, when my boyfriend is stressed about an exam, I order his favorite food on an Italian food delivery app and it reaches him while I’m sitting in another continent. On important days (anniversaries, birthdays, etc.), or when we just feel like it, we use Amazon or other websites to send small (or big) gifts, flowers, or anything else to show that we’re on each other’s minds even from so far away. Of course, this costs money, so we also remember to appreciate in non-monetary ways that aren’t exclusive to just 2018–like literally telling each other!

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Don’t give up at the slightest inconvenience

The internet will tell you not to give up on your relationship when you are deciding between starting long distance and breaking up. I’m telling you not to give up on your relationship at the slightest inconvenience when you have already made the decision to do long distance, i.e. don’t give up on the relationship just because it gets rough sometimes! Even the worst fight in the world can be overcome if you just communicate and remember how much you care about each other. Note: This does not apply if you’re being mistreated or abused.

Whatever you decide to do with your love life, remember that at the end of the day, your happiness matters the most. If you think being with your partner regardless of the distance is what will make you the happiest, then you know what to do! Much love.

Life

DTM’s Guide to Online Shopping Like a Pro | Ro&Co

This week’s installment of Ro&Co features very special guest, Anita, who recently started her own blog, DTM! Anita shares her tips to level up your online shopping.

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Hi guys! I’m Anita, one third of the DTM Blog. Anyone who knows me, will tell you that I’m constantly online shopping and this summer I will be working for Adidas in their E-Commerce department. So… I guess you can say I know a thing or two about navigating the online store. I’m here to share some tips about getting the most from your online shopping experience, hope you find them helpful!

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Why shop online?

A lot of people prefer the in-store shopping experience mainly because you can try things and get what you want instantly. While I agree with this, there are several advantages of looking online for your next purchase. Online retail sites, make it a lot easier to compare prices between multiple websites, find deals and check reviews in a way that can’t be done in a brick-and-mortar store.

Often times, you get a lot more information about the product online than you do in store, as the sales associates don’t always have in depth knowledge about the products. In addition, there are no long checkout lines to deal with, and it’s a lot harder to ignore the price tag and make an impulse buy online, when the price is right there.

Know your body measurements

This is key in making sure you’re buying the right sized clothing, and not being surprised at delivery. I recommend buying a tape measure so you know what your basic body measurements are- waist, hips and chest (this one on Amazon is $2.97 with Prime) then compare with size chart on the website. This makes understanding what your size is in each store so much easier, especially because you can’t try the clothes on and sizes tend to differ from store to store.

Take advantage of filters (price, size, color)

This makes the whole process less time consuming and more focused on what you want to find and what’s available in your size and/or style you like. Take advantage of the specificity of these filters, they are there to make you shopping experience so much easier.

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Sign up to mailing lists

But ONLY to stores you will actually shop at, you don’t want your mailbox to be full of retail promotions (like mine lol). This is really helpful in knowing when there are special sales, discounts, and new collections. A lot of stores also offer discounts towards your first order when you sign up to their mailing lists, so you’re also saving money.

Be open to inspiration but know what you’re looking for

These might seem like seemingly opposite things, but this is especially true if you don’t want to spend hours scrolling through products. Online shopping is a chance to explore different styles from different brands from the comfort of your couch; it’s a great way to be inspired so it’s good to be open to new styles and silhouettes you can try. But, there are a lot of products available online and it’s helpful to have some kind of idea of at least what item you’re looking for so it’s easier to narrow down choices.

Download store apps

It’s a quick, easy way to look through items on the go.

Don’t ignore customer reviews

You should always, always, always read a customer reviews when they’re available. They’re an honest insight into the product that you might not be able to get from online pictures. Obviously, they should be taken with a grain of salt because people’s motivations behind writing them can differ greatly, but it’s helpful in figuring out whether an item runs small or large or whether the color is the same as how it looks online.

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Follow people with similar styles to you on social media

Social media platforms especially Instagram, have made it really easy for us to find, connect with and follow the styles of different kinds of people. There are celebrities, bloggers, stylists and even regular people that can inspire your style and help you find new stores you really like. Often, these people also share cool deals or special discounts to online stores.

Follow your favorite store’s Instagram

Almost every retail store has an Instagram, and it’s a great way to connect with a brand and learn a little more about their culture and general vibe. It’s also good for style inspiration on how to wear some of their products and how these items look on real people.

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Have fun!

Online shopping shouldn’t be a chore! Whether you’re looking to refresh your style or you’re just bored, I hope this tips help make the process a lot easier and less overwhelming.

If you’d like to learn more about me, catch my posts on DTM, and follow us on Instagram @dtmblog.

Wellness

5 Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make With Chickpeas

After almost 9 months as a vegan, here is my love letter to the greatest thing added to my cooking repertoire: Chickpeas.

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This spring I have breaks in the middle of the day so I’ve been cooking almost every meal! Not only have I saved tons of money, I’ve also had a chance to try a bunch of new recipes.

You may remember how deeply I hated cooking this time last year. When I went vegan, I didn’t have another choice than to start cooking. This was when I discovered that chickpeas are the easiest, cheapest vegan protein that I could ever imagine.

Inspired by Alex the French Cooking Guy’s chickpea series and Eating with Max’s beautiful Instagram pictures, I’ve been on my own vegan cooking journey armed with a can of Chickpeas.

In honor of Earth Day, I even started composting this week! I realized almost all of my trash at home is food waste (ahem avocado skins and pits) since I recycle most of the packaging. I’m new to it, so please send me your composting and zero-waste tips!

Here are my go-to chickpea meals and the pinterest recipes so you can try them too!

Stir Fry

Stir fry chickpeas are such an easy way to clean out the veggies in your fridge. Since I usually make a big pot of quinoa at the beginning of the week, I skip making rice and just throw in a spoon of the quinoa.

Curry

The best addition to my cooking repertoire has been learning to make curry. It’s so filling and easy to make. This recipe is a little complicated, so I just substitute the veggies for whatever I have available.

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is the easiest way to change up my cooking staples: chickpeas and quinoa. I throw in the fresh herbs I picked up that week and then can use the rest of the cherry tomatoes in a pasta or on avocado toast.

Tacos

Tacos are such an easy and cheap treat! My friend Maya showed me that I can pick up a pack of corn tortillas from El Milagro at our local supermarket and this changed my life.

To season the chickpeas, I add in a little Goya Sazón and top with some fresh avocado and lime juice (as always).

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Roasted Broccoli Buddah Bowls

I know I’ve preached about how great roasted broccoli is before, but this really is my go-to meal. Every Tuesday, I throw the chickpeas and two heads of broccoli in the oven before I jump in the shower and when I’m out my lunch is ready and delicious. I could not recommend adding this into your diet more. It’s filling and healthy. If I have extra time, I’ll add in onion, spinach, and avocado.

Want to see what I’m cooking next? Follow along my Instagram stories @xoxorosana.blog and my vegan Pinterest board.

What’s your favorite chickpea recipe? Do you compost or are zero-waste? Tell me about them in the comments or tweet me @xoxorosana_blog!

Get This Girl a Job

Finding Your Path | S1E8 GTGAJ feat. Stephanie Bramer

Welcome to the eighth episode of Get This Girl a Job! In this podcast, Rosana and I interview recent college graduates to talk about the steps they took to get their first jobs in different industries. The questions follow the development of their career from their first year of college, to how their field of study changed, to the internships they had over the summer, to how they got hired for their very first job! We take turns conducting interviews, and every third week, we co-host a mini-episode answering questions from the audience.

Redefining Your Purpose

I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Bramer for today’s episode of Get This Girl a Job.

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Stephanie graduated from Iowa State University in 2017 with a degree in apparel merchandising and is now working at Von Maur as an associate buyer. She found her way to fashion after transferring schools and shares her wisdom on being open to new experiences so that you can ultimately find the path that is meant for you.

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“Keeping your mind open and being willing to try new things is so important,” Stephanie says. “Maybe….don’t have a set plan and see where life takes you. Because you aren’t going to fail, and if you do fail, you are only one step closer to succeeding.”

Since recording this podcast, Stephanie has been promoted to junior dress buyer and is continuing to make a great contribution to the company.

You can listen to the episode on Soundcloud and iTunes! Please subscribe and rate so that more people can find Get This Girl a Job!

To submit questions to be answered in our joint episode, fill out our form here or tweet them to us @xoxorosana_blog.

A huge thank you to Stephanie Bramer for sharing her story, and to Stephanie Dorris for designing our logo.

25th Hour

Balancing Your Art and College | Ro&Co

In this week’s installment of Ro&Co, Elizabeth shares how she balances her dream of becoming a writer with her major, her extracurriculars, and her life in college.

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It’s normal for college students to have a job, or even more than one, that they have to balance with all of the other chaotic aspects of college, but those jobs come with a perk: you get paid to do them. Over the last seven years I have spent to majority of my free time on a job that I don’t get paid for. At least not yet. For most people writing and other forms of art are hobbies to do on the weekends, but if you are seeking publication or to someday make money off of your hobby, then it is more of a job than anything. So, how do you balance college with your art?

Make Time

This is the best piece of advice I could give you, and the one people least want to hear. No one wants to be told that after they’ve spent the day studying and going to class that they have to sit down at their desk again and crank out a thousand words, but that’s what needs to happen if you ever want to finish your work in progress.

If you’re finding yourself too tired at the end of the day to get any work done, then the best time to do it might be between all of your other responsibilities. Have half an hour before your next class? Sit your butt in the nearest chair, get out your laptop, and start working.

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Hold Yourself Accountable

One of the best techniques I’ve found to get work done on a time crunch sounds like something kindergarten teachers do for their students. Buy yourself a planner and a pack of star stickers that come in multiple colors. In your planner write down what word count you want to achieve that day (or whatever goal you want to achieve) and if your hit it by the end of the day, then give yourself a gold stick. If you don’t hit it, give yourself a red sticker. There is a weird amount of motivation that comes with trying to get all gold stickers. I wrote 24,000 words in ten days using this method.

Have Other Hobbies

You’re an artist because it’s what you love to do, but, like any other job, you have to give yourself a break. Take time to do other things you enjoy, even if that’s just spending time with friends. I take part in several clubs on campus, including my sorority and the Model UN team. These activities are a great way to hang out with people who have similar interests and take a breather from working. Besides, you never know if you’ll learn something that’ll inspire your next work.

Social Media

If your goal is to get your work published, then the best thing you can do for yourself is make social media accounts dedicated to your work. For writers the best places to start are Twitter and Tumblr; both sites have massive writing communities, where you can meet fellow writers and industry professionals. There is even a competition on Twitter every three months called #pitmad, where you can pitch your ideas to publishers and agents for the possibility that they’ll sign you.

Another site that you have to check out is Wattpad, which can best be described as Facebook for writers. Some of the most popular authors got their start on this website, so it’s worth checking out. However, if you want to build up a large following on Wattpad (a following that will buy your books when they’re published), then you have to be in it for the long haul. I wrote my first and third novels on Wattpad, which means I gave them away to readers entirely for free so I could build up a fan base and connect with other writers. It worked well for me. After about three years on the site, I gained over one thousand followers and ranked both of my books in the top twenty science-fiction books on the site.

Have Fun

At the end of the day, you’re pursuing a career in art because you love it—if you’re doing it for money, then I suggest the Econ department—so have a little fun with it. If you’re getting to the point where you don’t want to write anymore, you may have to rethink your goals or how you’re going about achieving them. Don’t push yourself so hard that you want to quit altogether. There is a happy medium, so relax and have fun.

Get This Girl a Job

How Much Does Your GPA Matter for Job Applications | Ask GTGAJ

The sixth episode of Get This Girl a Job is here! Katie and Rosana answer your questions about networking, references, and how to approach finding your first job.

Get This Girl a Job is a podcast that tries to demystify the job search by sharing the stories of recent college graduates as they made their way into the workforce for the first time! Ask GTGAJ is a special episode, that Katie and I co-host, where we try to answer your questions about your own job search. You can read more about GTGAJ here!

This week we answered:

How important in the presentation/layout of your resume vs. content?

from Emily at the University of Iowa

What do I do if I have big dreams, but my GPA just isn’t where I want it?

from Arushi at the University of Chicago

 

Alida’s two-minute tip this week answers:

How do you use your extracurriculars in the job search process?

 

You can listen to the answers on Soundcloud and iTunes! Please subscribe and rate so that more people can find Get This Girl a Job!

To submit questions, to be answered in our next episode of Ask GTGAJ, you can do so here!
Special thanks to Emily and Arushi for their questions, to Alida Miranda-Wolff, for her two-minute tip, to Stephanie Dorris, who designed our logo, and to Parker Mee, who edited the episode.

Get This Girl a Job

Inclusive Astronomy and Leadership | S1E5 GTGAJ feat. Lauren Chambers

Welcome to the fifth episode of the Get This Girl a Job, the podcast that answers your questions about transitioning from college to the professional world by demystifying the post-graduation job search process.

Rosana and I interview recent college graduates to talk about the steps they took to get their first job in different industries. The questions follow the development of their career from their first year of college, to how their field of study changed, to the internships they had over the summer, to how they got hired for their very first job! We take turns conducting interviews, and every third week, we co-host a mini-episode answering questions from the audience.

Being a Mentor in STEM

I had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Chambers for today’s episode of Get This Girl a Job.

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Lauren majored in Astrophysics and African American Studies, graduating from Yale in 2017. She now lives in Baltimore, Maryland and works at the Space Telescope Science InstituteHer many different identities include a scientist, a programmer, and a mentor, focusing much of her college experience on creating inclusive, positive environments for younger students. 

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Lauren has great advice to share about being a leader as well as finding out what you truly want to do by reflecting on your experiences.

You can listen to the episode on Soundcloud and iTunes! Please subscribe and rate so that more people can find Get This Girl a Job!

To submit questions to be answered in our joint episode, fill out our form here or tweet them to us @xoxorosana_blog.

A huge thank you to Lauren Chambers for sharing her story, and to Stephanie Dorris for designing our logo.

Get This Girl a Job

Informational Interviews for Nonprofits | GTGAJ S1E4 feat. Stephanie Miklaszewski

In this week’s episode of Get This Girl a Job, Rosana talks to Stephanie Miklaszewski about her journey to working for Junior Achievement of Chicago, a nonprofit in Chicago that teaches financial literacy to students k-12.

Get This Girl a Job in Nonprofits!

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Stephanie graduated from UChicago in 2017. She juggled part time jobs and school, trying to find the right path for her and making the most of her time and effort. When she decided not to go to grad school, she had to scramble to find the right alternative. With the skills she had picked up through those part time jobs and her work with her sorority, and the advice of her career advisor, she started on a path to her first job as a Fundraiser for Junior Achievement Chicago.

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Stephanie shares how she used informational interviews to find the right path and develop a network of nonprofit professionals that she can go back to and learn from. She focuses on what she learned from her extracurricular leadership positions, and how she used them in her process.

You can listen to the full episode and all of Stephanie’s advice on Soundcloud and iTunes!

Special thanks to Stephanie Miklaszewski for sharing her story, to Stephanie Dorris for designing our logo, and to Parker Mee, who edited this episode.

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Get This Girl a Job

Networking, References, and How to Start the Search | Ask GTGAJ S1E3

The third episode of Get This Girl a Job is here! Katie and Rosana answer your questions about networking, references, and how to approach finding your first job.

Get This Girl a Job is a podcast that tries to demystify the job search by sharing the stories of recent college graduates as they made their way into the workforce for the first time! Ask GTGAJ is a special episode, that Katie and I co-host, where we try to answer your questions about your own job search. You can read more about GTGAJ here!

This week we answered:

How to make networking events and job fairs more natural when they can feel forced?

from Kirby at Boston University!

How would you go about choosing to who ask to be a reference when applying to an internship?

from Melanie at the University of Iowa!

 

This week’s episode also featured a two-minute tip from Alida Miranda-Wolff, a career coach! This week she answered:

What advice would you give someone who can’t get a job?

 

You can listen to the answers on Soundcloud and iTunes! Please subscribe and rate so that more people can find Get This Girl a Job!

 

Do you have questions you want answered?  You can submit your questions for one of our next episodes of Ask GTGAJ, you can do so here!

Special thanks to Kirby and Mel for their questions, to Alida Miranda-Wolff, for her two-minute tip, to Stephanie Dorris, who designed our logo, and to Parker Mee, who edited the episode.

Life

Tinder 101: Surviving the Most Perilous of Dating Apps| Ro&Co

In this week’s edition of Ro&Co, Claire shares her crash course for success on the infamous Tinder as a college student. Check out her previous post for Ro&Co about making it to the gym in the cold!

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Hi Everyone! Today I’m gonna talk about how to build a Tinder bio. I’ve been an emotionally unavailable gal on the go for several months nows, so I’ve had a bit of time to experiment with my Tinder game. Here’s some of my advice for crafting a bio, and some my tidbits of advice and biggest pet peeves.

 

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Bio

In my opinion, the bio is the most important part of any Tinder profile. It is usually the conversation starter for the first message that gets sent to you; so make sure it’s something you’re down to talk about. I’ve had a lot of experience with tinder bios (because I make my bio the funniest I’ve seen or thought of lately) and I’ve had a range of responses. A George Bush quote was a great intro for me, whereas the phrase ‘too competitive for three-ways’ led to a lot of creepy messages.

Currently I have the bio “known mansplainer” which is really just a description but it’s really fun to see what people message me about that. Basically choose a bio that reflects your personality and involves a topic that you’re willing to talk about with 3/4 of your matches.

Whatever you do though, PLEASE make an original bio. The best bios I’ve ever seen are funny things that separate you from everyone else. Some of the great bios I saw this week said things like “sponsored by Soulja boy”,  “pretty much only looking to get married”, and “avid sleeper”. A longer example from one of my friends is “once sprained my thumb on a soap dispenser; message me if you’re interested in going my class action lawsuit”. 

 

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Photos

The next step of building your Tinder profile is the photos. I think that the first picture should absolutely be a solo shot. No one wants to wonder who their swiping on. Additionally, you need to have three or more photos. When I see a bio with one pic, I assume that a) I’m being catfished, or b) that picture is not an accurate representation of you. Finally, I try to have at least one or two photos of me and others (not the first photo obviously) to imply that I have friends.

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Strategy

I like to be aware of the vibe I’m sending with my photos. If I’m looking for a casual hookup, I try to make my profile a smidge more risqué than I would if I were looking for friends. Obviously my profile cannot and should not be assumed to mean consent or interest in anything, but I remember that I have some control over the people I’m trying to get matches with. For instance, if I really just want people to send memes, I will literally write that in my bio. If I’m just looking for sex, I make that clear too.

You don’t have to precisely spell out “I am using this app for sex” but there are definitely funny ways to make this clear. For example, one bio I read during my research (lol) said “physics student; I’ll help you with your math and science homework if you help me understand some content for my physiology class.” This boy managed to say “I AM HERE FOR SEX” while still making me laugh, and that’s a win.

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Tinder Dates

I think that one of the biggest Tinder mistakes you can make is refusing to ever go on any dates. I hear this a lot from my friends for a lot of different reasons. Some say that they’re scared to commit. Some only want to use the app for an ego boost. Some people are just afraid of meeting strangers from the internet.

My advice is to give it a chance. If you really click with someone, then maybe grab coffee. I once went on a Tinder first date where I clicked with the guy so well that we sat in a coffee shop for 4 hours talking! A lot of the people on Tinder are normal and just looking for the same things we are. That being said, I’m super scared of being killed by a serial killer so I definitely recommend having this Tinder date in a public place (instead of a secluded park at midnight).

 

Are you afraid of Tinder serial killers? What are your bio tips? Let me know on instagram @clairedrigs.

Check out Claire’s previous post on Ro&Co about making it to the gym in the winter!