Pros of dating a fat guy
“They babysat me every step of the way.” Elon junior Cece Fitzgerald says her year-long relationship with her boyfriend extended her friendships with his brothers.Many of her sorority sisters are their mutual friends, completing her Greek-esque social circle.
“It just makes it easier that I’m dating him.” Con: It’s almost a job With the benefits comes the burden of social responsibility.As her boyfriend earned his letters, embraced traditions and introduced Hatcher to the fraternity social scene, the relationships he developed paralleled on her end, leaving her with a slew of male friends.“One brother said to me, ‘[The fraternity] protects its own, and you’re one of our own,’” Hatcher says.Even after she and her fraternity beau split, she remained close friends with the boys to whom she often gave advice, baked cookies for and turned to in tough times.“[The fraternity] got me through that breakup,” Hatcher says.A fraternity girlfriend is often expected to devote the same loyalty that her boyfriend pledged to the brotherhood, even though she’s not the one wearing the letters.
“I went through pledging with him,” Hatcher says of her former fraternity boyfriend. It was emotionally taxing, and he was exhausted all the time.” Pledging meant that Hatcher’s then-boyfriend missed events that were important to her, but the blame was often dumped on her when he missed out on a fraternity social event.
“If it was a Friday night and he wasn’t going out, his brothers would call me to ask why,” Hatcher says.
When it comes to fraternity boyfriends, you don’t just date the guy; you date the entire fraternity.
Her Campus took a look into the experiences of fraternity girlfriends to dish out the struggles and successes of dating a guy who’s gone Greek.
Pro: Guy-friends galore Elon University senior Katie Hatcher learned early on that being a fraternity girlfriend meant more than dealing with her beau’s penchant for bowties.
She met her former boyfriend of two-and-a-half years during freshman orientation, and when he accepted a bid from a fraternity the next fall, Hatcher quickly realized her boyfriend’s brotherhood would become hers as well.