Instead, the proliferation of hook-up culture on college campuses is displacing a would-be culture of dating. NO TIME Maybe it’s because people just don’t have enough time.Swiping right on a lighted screen is significantly easier than putting in the work for a relationship, and the value of sex—facilitated by the use of apps like Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, and Hinge—has been lowered considerably. Attitudes about hooking up have evolved from a strict cultural taboo on pre-marital sex, to a month-long courtship before a first kiss, to drunken hookups facilitated by sweaty dorm parties and desperation, to its most evolved form to date: those oh-so-eloquent “Netflix and chill? Between studying for classes, applying for internships, running to and from clubs, attending social events, and fitting in calories, exercise and some semblance of sleep, meaningful relationships have become deprioritized in favor of other things.Wherever your interests and priorities lie, your time will follow. Harvard kids tend to do things they’re good at and drop things they’re bad at.After all, things like failure and rejection are hard to deal with—especially when you’ve been successful for more or less your entire life.Gender roles have come a long way, but anachronistic perceptions about inequality of the sexes still exist, especially when it comes to sexual attraction within coed circles of super accomplished 18-22 year olds.A previous study showed that, given two identical pictures of the same girl—one with “Harvard” written on her shirt, one without—men will rate the plain-shirted girl as more attractive online.“Sensitive Data” FOR purposes OF this SECTION means Social Security OR other government-issued identification numbers, medical OR health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift OR other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit AND income information OR ANY other sensitive personal data AS defined under applicable laws.
One common complaint among friends of mine: “Where are all the dateable guys? The dateable guys might be right in front of us, hiding in plain sight.If I were to postulate a reason for this, it’s that society’s standards of masculinity and power is one in which the male is dominant—not just in physicality, but also in intelligence, ambition, and earning potential.Men might prefer less accomplished women for the same reason that many women prefer taller men.” 21% of graduating Harvard seniors have never been in a relationship during college.The median number of relationships that Harvard seniors reported? With the exception of the lucky few who are currently in a relationship, the majority of the student body is single at any given time—meaning that there’s no shortage of legitimate dating woes on campus.