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A female first-year student who requested to remain anonymous, said that she is currently in a long distance open relationship and does not feel too pressured to find anyone at Whitman.
She however noted that a lot of her friends have felt pressure to do so. You have to start all over and make a whole new life.
Ellingboe has been dating her boyfriend since freshman year and feels that in some ways her experience has been much different than her friends and peers.
“I think that my experience has been different than what some other people have had; getting into a long term relationship during first year was absolutely not what I had planned or imagined.
He has found that at Whitman there are often a lot of expectations placed on dates.
“Here people just assume you just want to get into a relationship right away.
Although she has been in a relationship for most of her college career, Ellingboe has noticed that the small size of Whitman has had an effect on the views and practices of dating in the community around her.However, I knew this experience was by no means universal, so I decided to reach out to my peers at Whitman to some of their thoughts and experiences dating at Whitman.Annelise Ellingboe, a junior currently abroad, spoke to me about her experiences and observations on dating at Whitman.Group affiliations can play a large role in who feels welcomed in and involved in the dating scene according to Goldblatt.“I feel like athletes, inter-Greek relationships, and outdoorsy folk are heavy hitters on campus in terms of dating openly on campus with each other.