making friends

Nov 27, 2012

Tuffy Luv Sez: Platonic?! More like NO.

I hung out with one guy for about 8 hours; we just talked and really connected, and he told me how great a person I was and how I was so different from other girls, blah blah blah. We didn't do anything but talk and the conversation was great; I thought for sure I'd found a great friend.

May 8, 2012

Tuffy Luv Helps You Relate to Others

If I am going to commit to a relationship, I have to be convinced we can make it last. Is it too much to ask for a guy who is kind and makes me laugh? (And who accepts me and my quirks?) I don't think I lack confidence and I don't think I'm hideous looking. I think my problem is I don't know how to act and talk to guys.

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Apr 12, 2012

How To Keep the Guy Friend Who Fell in Love With You

Hey, we’ve all been there. And by “we,” I mean guys. I almost guaran-damn-tee that at least 75% of guys, most likely during their early teen years, have fallen hard for a girl who had both feet firmly under her. It happens.

Aug 4, 2011

Welcome to the Real World: The Office is Your Family

Living on your own in the real world ("real world"), you won't find pledge classes or study groups. Your roommate will be someone you found on Craigslist. Your hallmates will be invisible, except for the 87 year-old woman who owns six cats and listens to Wheel of Fortune on blast. At 5 am. Family, of the non-blood variety, is hard to come by.

Jul 26, 2010

College Q&A: Making Friends in a Single

Question: I'm leaving for college in like 4 weeks and I'm so excited. I am living in a single next year and I couldn’t be happier. I didn’t want to live with someone random and my friends aren't going to school with me so I went with a single instead. Now that school is getting closer I'm getting worried that might have been a bad idea. Without a roommate how will I meet people?

Jul 6, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Will You Be My Friend?

I’m out of college, on the opposite side of the country, living with my dad who thinks he is starring in his own comedy sitcom, and completely alone. Those closest to me are elsewhere. My boyfriend is on the opposite coast. My best friend is in the middle of Atlanta. My dearest, bestie ever is living in South Africa! My college friends are strewn across the USA.

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Jul 5, 2010

Intern Diaries: Playing Nice and Making Friends

When I first started this internship in December, there were only a handful of other girls with me. We spent most of our days interning together gossiping quietly behind our computer screens, venting angrily about the ridiculous tasks we were asked to do, and showing each other funny YouTube clips to pass the time. For the entire spring semester, we bonded in a way only unpaid jobless college graduates can...

Tuffy Luv Sez: Make New Friends, Plz

Dear Tuffy Luv, I just don’t know what to do because I feel like I’m missing out on the essential college experiences. I’m graduating next year and I don’t want to look back and wish that I had gotten my sh*t together in time to enjoy college. I just want to be normal and carefree and fun like I used to. Besides aren’t men supposed to be the ones with commitment issues? What would you do?

Jun 22, 2010

College Q&A: Sober Fun?

Question: I don’t like drinking but I feel like that’s all there ever is to do in my college town on the weekends. What are people supposed to do in college who don’t like to get wasted every night? And how are we supposed to find friends when all they ever do is go out and get drunk?

Feb 1, 2010

College Q&A: I Need Friends

'm just about to transfer to a much larger school for the spring semester, after commuting to school for two and a half years (I'm a junior now) and I'm REALLY scared about making friends. I've always had some difficulty with making them, since I'm pretty shy and socially awkward. Having friends isn't impossible, but now that I'm going away to a huge school of 44,000 students, it's a bit intimidating.

Jan 18, 2010

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Jun 15, 2009

Gradvice: Making Friends After College

When you are in college it's almost as if you have to try not to make friends. You are constantly surrounded by people and put into situations (group projects, student groups, beer pong tournaments) where forming new friendships is as easy as finding Milwaukee's Best at a frat party; get their name, work with them a bit, then go home and Facebook them later.

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Apr 29, 2009

The Transfer Blues

As the semester flies by, I can't help but stress about the upcoming fall semester. In May, I will be graduating from my two year community college with an associates degree and, come September, I will be walking onto unfamiliar territory at my new university.

Sep 18, 2008

The Freshman Experience: Are Freshmen Forever Friends?

I have been in college for almost a month, and so far my biggest problem is something I’ve done quite...

Sep 2, 2008

Important Lessons for The College Freshman

It’s September 2nd, which means we must tuck our bikinis back in their drawers, slather ourselves in aloe vera, and...

Aug 19, 2008

Dating Freshman Year, Smart Move or Terrible Mistake?

So you enter your freshman year of college a confident single gal (or guy) ready to take on your new...

Apr 15, 2008

Meeting People Is Easy…Sort Of

[Read the previous installment of my study abroad experience, I Could Really Use a “Not For Tourists” Guide About Now]...

Sep 12, 2007

How Not to be the Class Wallflower

Alright, what the hell, you’re in this four-hundred person lecture and just your luck, you can’t spot a single familiar...