College sex and dating

“Sometimes it feels like you can have anyone you want.” If you think colleges like Sarah Lawrence or NYU are outliers, think again.In the appendix of DATE-ONOMICS, I include a table that ranks 35 major public and private colleges by their gender ratios and pairs that data with students’ own descriptions of dating at their schools.With that said, I don’t think everyone HAS to do this to get the “complete college experience.” I live in a dorm, I stay up all night to study, I starve, I overeat, I’m poor, I make new friends nearly every day, etc. If you’re looking for a time in your life to be free, do what you want and be single, then college is that time.

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I agree that you should branch out and meet lots of people, but you can do that without sexual activity.

Granted, some people DO want to experience other people and for those people, perhaps they should take a break from relationships and just have some sexy fun with sexy people. College is definitely the perfect place to meet new people and do new things. Is your number of sexual partners important to you?

When it comes to choosing a college, today’s teenagers consider much more than just academics.

Some applicants want to know how good the campus Wi-Fi system is, whether the fitness center offers spin classes or even if the cafeteria has an organic salad bar.

“Women outnumber men by a ratio of , and a new sexual paradigm has emerged…

[D]ating in the traditional sense of the word had been replaced by ‘hooking up’ as the predominant sexual interaction on campus.” Kring shared the story of a young woman who’d lost hope of finding a college boyfriend and wound up losing her virginity in a drunken threesome with two male classmates. “She felt awkward,” Kring wrote, “and wanted help in keeping her sexual encounter private from other students.” Women at disproportionately female schools talk openly about their frustrations.

College is supposed to be the best four years of your life.

It’s supposed to be the time when teenage boys and girls “find themselves”, when they start to mature, make a whole new set of friends, go out and have fun, have new experiences, and generally just have a great time.

Let me suggest that college-bound high schoolers add one more item to their collegiate checklist: the gender ratio.

If applicants and their parents want to know whether the dating scene at a particular college is geared more towards wild hookups or traditional relationships, the best barometer will always be the ratio of women to men on campus.

Basically being single, meeting people, dating around. I’m more on the pro-spotlight of college experience actually.

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