Dating in college vs dating in high school
Last week we spoke to three sociologists who debunked some of the myths surrounding college dating — namely that hook-up culture is more of a subculture, and yes, dating still exists. We interviewed 30 campus co-eds to find out, and asked them whether or not they prefer hooking up to dating or vice versa.Their answers span the entire relationship spectrum, proving that attitudes towards college relationships are diverse and changing. Everyone at college is afraid of losing touch after graduation, so taking a chance on keeping someone around in a serious way is scary.– Hans*I’ll do the hook-up thing for a while, get tired of it, get a girlfriend, get tired of being a relationship, and then do the hook-up thing again.– Mark*Friends With Benefits I think dating still exists to a degree in college, but it's intermingled with the hook-up culture.Don't lie to one another about relationship-y things.No feelings — if someone gets feelings, we need to either end things or both need to take a step back and reevaluate.
In the end it’s all about dating, but only if it’s with the right girl that makes it worth it.– Matt*I’m happy being single, but I also like the idea that there’s someone out there who likes you, thinks about you all the time, and wants to be with you.Guys don’t ever approach me and people say it’s because I’m intimidating but I literally look like I’m 12 years old so I don’t get it.– Tara*Relationship People I’m in my first real relationship ever!It's really nice to have someone always there and interested in my day and who wants to spend time with me.