College dating is the set of behaviors and phenomena centered on the seeking out and the maintenance of romantic relationships in a university setting.It has unique properties that only occur, or occur most frequently, in a campus setting.After all, some of the most important lessons we learn in college happen far from the confines of a classroom; and the most painful lessons of all tend to creep up on us during our most vulnerable moments.That’s right — we’re talking about all those lessons learned while crying to our best friends with a half-melted carton of ice cream and a broken-down relationship in our wake.Although it pains me to admit it, my college years are almost over.
She says that during her time there, students would repeatedly tell her that they didn't have time for relationships—a sentiment that was starkly different from her own college experience."That was such a different experience than my college experience," she told a crowd at the conference, which is organized jointly by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. It was considered part of being a newly adult person that you would try to get to know people in a more intimate way."The panelists each threw out their theories for the decline of college dating: Christakis thinks it's because college students these days are too focused on resume-building and career preparation.
Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.
Hooking up is a world wide phenomenon that involves two individuals having a sexual encounter without interest in commitment.
They're indoctrinated into the cult of extracurricular activities in middle and high school, and the involvement obsession continues throughout college almost as if by inertia.
"It's 'I'm secretary of this' and 'I'm director of that,'" she said.