Every Type Of Guy You Will Meet Freshman Year
by HANNAH GRAF ★ OCT. 23, 2017
College is a time filled with freedom, self-discovery and mistakes -- especially in the boy realm. To lend you a helping hand, we compiled a list of the most common guys you’ll be dodging every which way on campus.
1. The guy you know from high school
There’s the guy from your high school math class who never said anything to you, but always waved to you in the halls. Although he somehow got your number the second he saw you at college, he’s still pretty much harmless. Now might be time to start avoiding him so your hometown friends won't roast you to death during Thanksgiving break.
2. The guy who always sits next to you in your 200 person lecture
You didn’t really notice him on the first day of class, but by week three, you start to think it’s weird that he finds you in the huge lecture hall every class. He makes sure you know he doesn't play by the rules by watching Bob’s Burgers on his laptop the whole class. After class, he asks for your number so you can “send him the notes.”
3. The boy next door
He’s also known as the guy who lives on your floor who you’ve only had small talk with. You always encounter him when you’re in a robe walking back from the shower, looking like a dog caught in the rain. Ever since he closed the elevator door on you once, you’re pretty positive he hates you. But, one time he offered you some cookies his mom sent in a care package, so maybe he's just playing hard to get.
4. The guy you met on Tinder
Your friends have been swiping left and right all over Tinder since you got to college, so you decided to give it a try. When you finally find someone worthy to swipe right for, your conversation never amounts to an actual date. Don’t worry, you’ll still somehow run into him everywhere you go on campus!
5. The frat boy
Ah, the frat boy. He arrives suddenly when you’re dancing with your friends, lurking behind you with a ghost-like presence. If you decide to roll with it (YOLO), he’ll ask you to go back to his place in about 10 minutes. Hesitate, and he’ll try to impress you by shotgunning a beer with his bros. Quick! Use this time to duck and run, and don’t feel bad about it. For entertainment purposes only, watch from afar as the frat boy rebounds with record-breaking timing.
6. The guy who uses you to get into parties
You can spot this guy in the driveway of every party, trying to reason out his ratio with stubborn frat guy hosts. You know he’s using you and your squad as his ticket into the social scene on campus. His constant “Where u at?” texts are starting to get on your nerves. And for the love of Natty Light, can he please stop resting his hand on the small of your back?
Trust us, avoiding these boys will save you and your friends a ton of time and energy this year.