College dating sex
But when women are in oversupply—as they are today at most U. colleges and universities—men play the field and women are more likely to be treated as sex objects.
In 2013, the gender ratio among that year’s college graduates was , women to men. With girls continuing to outpace boys in school and young women continuing to attend college in ever-greater numbers, the U. Department of Education now expects the ratio to approach three women for every two men by 2023.
“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[D]ating in the traditional sense of the word had been replaced by ‘hooking up’ as the predominant sexual interaction on campus.”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.
The problem, based on research and interviews I conducted for DATE-ONOMICS, is that few applicants appreciate the extent to which gender ratios shape the dating cultures at their chosen schools.
This lack of transparency can be especially problematic for women because, according to a Which colleges might today’s more monogamy-minded young men and young women want to consider?
For example, at 53%-female University of Miami—a notorious party school—“random hookups are common in the beginning,” according to Niche, “but after a few months or a year, relationships take over.” Obviously, few young people go to college to find a spouse these days.
Had they attended 60%-female colleges, settling down would have been the furthest thing from these men’s minds.Dating isn’t the only reason high school seniors should consider gender ratios when selecting a college.