And when it all works out, cheers to them on their happily ever after and for never having to endure a terrible Tinder date.
But even when your romantic partner stays the same, change happens in and around you all the time.
Freshman-to-senior year is one giant learning curve, and everyone is naturally naive.
Weber calls this model a "shared identity" -- meaning each partner is their own person, but they're open and willing to share and compromise for the sake of the union.
There's a sense of maturity that goes along with this commitment.
Believe it or not, this casual relationship can have benefits that go beyond physical euphoria, influencing a positive approach to building future relationships while learning to differentiate between settling and just having fun. which leads to ambiguous relationships with confusing titles!
"A no-strings-attached relationship spotlights the difference between emotional commitment and no commitment," explains Weber. Such as: "We're talking." "We're hanging out." "We're texting." "We're exclusively hooking up, I think, but we never discussed it so we're like exclusively non-exclusive because I'd be SO pissed if he slept with someone else because he made me breakfast Sunday morning but I don't know maybe he is seeing Angela's roommate behind my back? But you do like this person, so twin-bed coitus, DFMOs (Dance Floor Make-Outs), and late-night convos in the common room with Solo cups of Georgi and her UGGs up on your lap satiate you.When you're 25 and that paralegal from e Harmony stands you up on date number two because his "lizard came down with Zika," you know from experience that you can get through it.