Breakups are rare, and many couples get married after Cal Tech.” At Tufts University, “Halfway through sophomore year, people begin to pair off and generally stay paired off through junior and senior year.”Even at schools that are majority female, the dating scene is tamer when the gender gap is smaller.
According to Brunhild Kring, associate director of counseling and wellness services at 61%-female New York University, this gender imbalance on college campuses discourages traditional dating and promotes casual sex.
“In the last two decades, the gender ratio among college students has dramatically shifted,” Kring wrote in a 2012 article published by GROUP, the journal of the Eastern Group Pyschotherapy Society.
“One of my friends was dumped by a guy after they’d been hooking up for less than a week.
When he broke up with her, the guy actually used the word ‘market’—like the ‘market’ for him was just too good.”A male Sarah Lawrence student offered a similar assessment of life there—though he wasn’t bemoaning the school’s hookup culture but celebrating it.
The young man told me he had had sex with more than 20 of his female classmates.