College students and dating
Think romance is dead, particularly on college campuses, where hookups are commonplace? The study, called "The Date’s Not Dead After All: New findings on Hooking Up, Dating and Romantic Relationships in College," surveyed 24,000 college students across 22 campuses.
”What it says is that casual sex is not the only option,” Arielle Kuperberg, an assistant professor of sociology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, told NBC News.
“Even we believed that men would be interested in casual sex over long-term relationships,” Kuperberg said. Kuperberg found that the contributing factors to unprotected sex during a hookup were heavy alcohol intake, marijuana use and knowing your hookup partner well.
I’d still fall for someone regardless of whether we’re graduating.Prior to meeting her fiancé, University of Wisconsin senior Jenna Wroblewski had her fair share of failed Tinder matches.Dating app users often find the platforms can function as either a means to solely hook up, or an opportunity to form a relationship.Two summers ago, Wroblewski found her long-term relationship on Tinder in Norway and said, “rare is an understatement” to describe the successful match.“My relationship, begrudgingly thanks to Tinder, is more than I could have ever anticipated,” Wroblewski said.