Most of my friends from High School had serious girlfriends going into their freshman year of College. Maybe all but one is still going out with the same girl. It's kind of a sad thought that when you get to college no matter who you're going out with at the time and no matter how much you care about them can't sway the inevitable. I was going out with a girl for almost 2 years and everything seemed good until my first day of College. There's just something about the whole college experience that makes staying with a High School girlfriend so difficult and I blame it on the amount of people you meet in College. Personally, my High School was fairly small and I was dating a girl that I worked with who went to a different school. I was extremely excited for College unlike my girlfriend at the time, which is another reason we didn't stay together. For anyone reading this who has a girlfriend and getting ready to go to College, my advise would be to end it mutually and try to still be friends, because if you stay together it will not end pretty and you'll most likely never talk to each other again. This advice doesn't sound very nice but it is the truth. When you go to College you will meet a lot of people and those people will introduce you to more people and so on. To be honest, staying with the same person doesn't really make much sense to me now. Before I went to College everyone told me that this would happen but I didn't believe them and now I have experienced the foreseen future of the High School girlfriend. It's almost impossible to not meet someone you would be interested in dating in College and sooner or later, it will get the best of you, especially if you're dating a girl who goes to a different College. The moral of the story is that maybe some of the advise you get from people who have been there should be taken into consideration. I know if I could do it again I would have changed a lot. When your Freshman year comes knocking think about the situation you're in and hopefully you'll save each other the heartbreak.
On a side note, I'm leaving for Long Beach, CA tomorrow for the IEEE symposium so I'll try to take some pictures and when I get time I'll write a blog about Freshman year and choosing a major.