As long as this guy is referring to "Burning Man" the festival and not some kind of weird venereal disease, college is the perfect time to date a guy whose only real income comes from WOOFing or selling two copies of his ambient noise band's LP on the internet. Nothing as extreme as someone who's, say, conservative on reproductive issues — ew — but it can be totally electrifying to date someone whose ethical views are different than yours, especially while both of you are still learning about yourselves and your viewpoints, even if you ultimately don't end up in a serious thing. But that's sort of adorable and you can always train him yourself. And if you go Jewish, you might get to hit up fun weddings with free food and stuff. The kid you kind of knew in high school but not well.
A personal favorite of mine to this day, the college nerd is just outgrowing his teenage fear of women and attempting to grow into his own sex appeal (outside of smokin' hot online RPG games). He will probably do things like read Reddit advice on how to sex you up. But what the hell — we've all got to watch some guy smoke his hand-rolled cigarettes indoors and brag about the time he partied with Julian Casablancas sometime.
Then the chemistry faded, and he realized he didn’t want to continue the relationship…
but he’s not sure he wants to give up the sex just yet.
As your Guy Spy into the Male Mind, I’m here to spill men’s secrets, and here comes one that irritates me to no end… This isn’t something all men do—only boys do this, and I wanted to tell you about it so you know it’s NOT YOU. Then it gradually dawns on you that he’s not as attentive as he was a couple weeks ago.
But unfortunately, it is a part of dating and something that can happen. For the first week or so of the slow fade, you might not notice anything.
And if the slow fade happens to you, be grateful the cowardly schmuck showed his true colors and say, “Next!