Love Cafe

Connection Cafe - Feeling the Pressure

August 30, 2014
I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure from my peers and from myself lately about finding research opportunities. I’m losing sleep, and I feel guilty taking breaks and naps. It’s almost as if I’m not human when I’m so anxious and busy all the time. I even turn down invitations to go out with friends because my schedule is so packed and it feels terrible. I’m trying to change that, but it’s very difficult. And what if I don’t find one that fits my interest or what if it isn’t one of the better ones?

Connection Cafe - Do My Boyfriend and I Have Enough in Common?

August 15, 2014
I love my boyfriend. But besides school work and work, we don’t really have much in common. We don’t know what to talk about. I feel as if we’re still friends. Is this normal?

Connection Cafe - Do I Stay in the Bay After Graduation?

April 13, 2018
I’m graduating this May and I really want to stay in the bay area. I’m happy here since all my friends are here and I just love the area. But my parents really want me to go back to the east coast. I’m looking at job options and everything that I’m interested in is in the bay, but I don’t want to disappoint my parents either since I do care about them. Any thoughts?

Connection Cafe - Do Gay Men Only Want to Hook Up?

July 12, 2014
Gay men my age seem to only want to hook up. Why is it that no one wants a relationship these days?

Connection Cafe - Did I pick the right school?

August 18, 2014
Sometimes I get really stressed out because I feel like everybody here is a lot smarter than me. I don't feel like I deserve to be at Berkeley, no matter how much my friends try to reassure me. What do I do?

Connection Cafe - Dealing with Homesickness

October 6, 2017
"What is the one thing you miss most about your hometown and how do you deal with homesickness?"

Connection Cafe - Dating at Berkeley

March 25, 2016
Hi, this is my first semester at Cal as a transfer student and I have only gone on 1 date so far. I realized that balancing life here at Cal is not an easy task, given the academic rigor here is quite real. I was just wondering how I can get more dates while spending my time here at Cal. Thanks!​

Connection Cafe - Class of 2021: Start Getting to Know Classmates

August 11, 2017
College is just around the corner! I cannot believe how fast it is approaching. I hope you all are a part of your class’s Facebook page (if you aren’t, then go join it RIGHT NOW)! The notifications might be poring in from fellow students and it might seem a little much; however, I want you to focus on being active on the Facebook Group Page starting today!

Connection Cafe - Can We Stay Friends After A Break Up?

July 24, 2014
I spent most of my college career dating this special girl I met freshmen year. She was my bestfriend and I always thought that no matter what happened between the two of us, we would at least want to be friends. After our relationship ended, that friendship I spent years building disappeared. I want to be friends with her, but I am not sure how to make it work out. Time hasn't helped and I we don't even talk anymore. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.