By Christine “ECKO” Ho, Staff Writer

Question:

Dear ECKO,

Which is better: Dating Greek or dating Non-Greek?

-Sister Rumour

Answer:

Dear Sister Rumour:

I honestly think that neither is better; I think that Greek is easier however, since you both know the time constraints of Greek life. You’re more understanding when your boyfriend says, “I have a brotherhood with my bros, so I can’t do dinner this Friday.” Likewise, he’s a lot more understanding when you say, “Sorry baby, our annual event that I have to help out with is on the same day as our hangout day with friends — actually, do you want to bring them to our annual ____ show?”

And he probably would.

However, non-Greek might be more worthwhile — if it works out. Although Greek life is a huge, important part of your life in the present, after you graduate, the number of events that you must attend are drastically cut. You will have more time to devote to your personal relationships as well as your professional life. Of course, speaking of professional, you will probably be as devoted to your future career (hopefully) as you were to the sorority. The only difference is that there is a cutoff time for your job. Greek life is lifelong.

A long distance boyfriend, of course, requires more effort. But to my way of thinking, the more you work for it, the more it is worth it. If he is a keeper, he will understand you and your priorities. Sacrifice is key in these relationships—you might not attend one sisterhood because your boyfriend from Arizona is in town. Your sisters will understand. You might have to postpone the 11 PM phone call with your boyfriend every night because your event ran longer than you thought. He will understand. Understanding, compromise, and ultimately the fights (because that’s how most couples work things out as well as figure out boundaries) will all run together to become something that the both of you are comfortable with. And when you tell him that you have an important event in which you are performing while he’s in town that weekend and ask him to come?

He’ll be there.

Sincerely,
ECKO

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Question:

Dear ECKO,

Why does the chicken cross the road?

-Sister Platinum

Answer:

Dear Sister Platinum,

The chicken crosses the road because it wants to get to the other side. And to join its brethren, I suppose. Although, I have to be honest — it probably won’t make it to the other side and will get run over. However, I will keep my fingers crossed for your chicken.

Sincerely,
ECKO