Coed sex dating
And, no, it’s not the mostly male colleges where the hookup culture reigns supreme. Because the way today’s heterosexual college students describe sex and dating at their own schools matches up with the scholarly research on gender ratios and how they affect behavior.As I explain in my book “DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” when men are in oversupply, the dating culture emphasizes courtship and monogamy.“Everyone’s self-esteem takes a hit,” a young woman at 75%-female Sarah Lawrence College told me.One reason: Sarah Lawrence men have little interest in exclusive relationships. It’s like they have their own free harem,” she grumbled.
The guys practice the requisite Christian business principles, but blow through the Baylor babes that are in endless supply.” Of course, for some young men and women, casual sex is part of college life’s appeal, and for them a 60%-female school might be a good fit.
There are girls to go around, and around again,” according to Niche.
At 63%-female James Madison University, the “deficiency of guys creates a scene that tends to embrace random hookups.” Even at Baylor University—a Baptist university steeped in Christian values—Baylor’s ratio of three women for every two men has a huge impact on college dating.
Here’s what had to say Georgia Tech, which is 66% male: “Tech is a fairly monogamous campus [and] people like to be in a relationship.” At 59%-male California Institute of Technology, “Students tend not to date but have relationships…
Breakups are rare, and many couples get married after Cal Tech.” At Tufts University, “Halfway through sophomore year, people begin to pair off and generally stay paired off through junior and senior year.” Even at schools that are majority female, the dating scene is tamer when the gender gap is smaller.
Dating isn’t the only reason high school seniors should consider gender ratios when selecting a college.