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.Instead of going out on dates, young adults are supposedly meeting up at their homes to “Netflix and chill” or hooking up at big parties, then moving on to the next in a long series of casual sex partners.This is said to harm their chance of entering long-term romantic partnerships. We recently analyzed a survey of over 24,000 college students, collected at 22 colleges and universities around the United States between 20, and found that reports of the death of dating are greatly exaggerated.If you aren’t the shiniest prospect, you will be flaked.Second, modern women have an aversion to anything that might make them feel “awkward” or put the slightest social pressure on them, and following through on plans made in advance is typically more commitment than women can handle.The authors speculate that greater familiarity created a false sense of safety and a greater sense of trust that lead to more unprotected sex.
But today, many observers worry, romance and courtship are falling out of favor.
Going on planned dates and meeting up with someone based on prearranged plans is dead.
I’m not just talking about getting to know someone through spent time and courtship – that’s been dead for much longer.
For the modern American “empowered” woman, the idea of needing a man goes against all the social programming she has received throughout her life.
These social changes are largely driven by women, and their need to avoid any feeling which might be “awkward” or uncomfortable.