Dating on campus

Let me suggest that college-bound high schoolers add one more item to their collegiate checklist: the gender ratio.If applicants and their parents want to know whether the dating scene at a particular college is geared more towards wild hookups or traditional relationships, the best barometer will always be the ratio of women to men on campus.

What does any of that have to do with gender ratios?

Well, there have been multiple studies showing a correlation between gender ratios and rates of sexual assault.

The descriptions came from Niche.com, a college review site penned by students.

At 62%-female Boston University, “Freshman year is a sexual explosion…

Dating isn’t the only reason high school seniors should consider gender ratios when selecting a college.

Given the epidemic of campus rape, teenage girls and their parents are justifiably concerned about safety, just as teenage boys and their parents are worried about false accusations.

The young man told me he had had sex with more than 20 of his female classmates.

“There isn’t really a culture of monogamy or even dating here,” he offered.

But when women are in oversupply—as they are today at most U. colleges and universities—men play the field and women are more likely to be treated as sex objects.

In 2013, the gender ratio among that year’s college graduates was , women to men. With girls continuing to outpace boys in school and young women continuing to attend college in ever-greater numbers, the U. Department of Education now expects the ratio to approach three women for every two men by 2023.

The men most likely to have met their wives in college were not those who attended schools that were majority female, but rather those that were majority male—which actually makes sense.

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