I’m sure if you want to partake in a dating culture similar to those portrayed in the media, you’ll find it on every college campus somewhere.
The college dating culture ended up to be much more minor than imagined.
I expected there to be constant gossip about who’s seeing whom, though instead, most of my classmates solely focus on their academics and extracurriculars, not even contemplating for a second about That One Cute Boy In Calculus.
In my first semester of college, I met new people nearly every single day through my dorm, classes, extracurriculars, and even the dining hall.
If you’re looking to date, naturally there’s a wider pool of people to choose from when compared to high school.
Surprisingly, not everyone on Tinder wants to Netflix and chill.
Perhaps I just don’t go to a “party school”, or I hang out with a certain groups of friends, but my real-life college experience definitely smashed MTV’s idea of college into pieces.
Implications for prevention and intervention and directions for future research are discussed.
ABSTRACT: While there has been much empirical research on adult dating violence, only recently has research began to also focus on young adult dating violence in general and teen dating violence specifically.
In fact, relationships are rarely mentioned on a day-to-day basis; the majority of chit-chat between my friend group consists of homework, classes, and Super Smash Bros.
Many TV shows portrayed dating and relationships as a huge, unavoidable aspect of college life, though in reality, my friends and I rarely even thought about it.
As someone who wasn’t exactly a party animal in high school, I was nervous about the so-called hook up culture in college.