College sex and dating

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Lavaliering is a "pre-engagement" engagement that is a tradition in the Greek life of college campuses.

Since fraternities and sororities do not occur much outside of the United States, this occurs, for the most part, only in the US.

Technology allows college students to take part in unique ways of finding more partners through social networking.

Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and My Space allow students to make new friends, and potentially find their spouse.

Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.

Hooking up is a world wide phenomenon that involves two individuals having a sexual encounter without interest in commitment.

A young man might take a girl to a drive-in movie rather than spend an evening in the parlor with her family.

While no two accounts of dating history completely agree on the timeline for this change, most do agree that new technologies were linked to its cause.

Meetings between lovers began to be more distant from rigid parental supervision.

The primary change in courtship rituals during this time was a shift from marriage to social status as the desired result.

Before the 1920s, the primary reason for courting someone was to begin the path to marriage.

Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.

Between 15 and 25 percent of women experience date rape during their enrollment, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.

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