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.
conducted by research firm Global Web Index has found that about 62% of all location-based dating app users are male.
Given that about 90 million people used these types of apps in the last month, the sheer number of guys swiping left and right is astronomical.
And, no, it’s not the mostly male colleges where the hookup culture reigns supreme. Because the way today’s heterosexual college students describe sex and dating at their own schools matches up with the scholarly research on gender ratios and how they affect behavior.
As I explain in my book “DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” when men are in oversupply, the dating culture emphasizes courtship and monogamy.
I hesitated to even write this piece because what people like is far-more subjective than what people don’t like. To that end, this is my list “to do’s” for people (yes, people, not just men) who are trying to find a long-term partner using an online dating site: One of the most common complaints I hear from men is that women frequently misrepresent themselves in their photos by using old photos (sometimes old) or by cropping them in too tightly so you don’t realize they are of a certain body type.
To oversimplify what I mean, let’s take coffee for example. Obviously, men do this as well; I’ve just heard this complaint more frequently from men than from women.
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