The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of the scope of the problem of dating and domestic violence on college campuses, as well as barriers that may exist for students in accessing resources.It is designed to dispel myths and provide information about the prevalence of these issues so that panelists will be as informed as possible about the reality of these offenses.When choosing an online dating site, Slawsky decided to go with Ok Cupid, which, according to their website, is the fastest-growing online dating site with seven million active members.They boast about being completely free and as a college student struggling to pay off student loans, free was what drew him in.Last year I heard a frat guy ask one of my sorority sisters, “Pencil me into your dance card?” I smiled at the irony, because my grandmother — to whom a “dance card” was a physical object — would faint if she saw the grimy, UV-lit basement of Beta Theta Pi.Slawsky is following the trend of younger people joining online dating sites.A recent study conducted by Pew Research Center has shown that one in ten internet users have gone to a dating website and of these users, a majority of them were in the youngest age group, between the ages 18-29.
Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and My Space allow students to make new friends, and potentially find their spouse.College dating is the set of behaviors and phenomena centered on the seeking out and the maintenance of romantic relationships in a university setting.It has unique properties that only occur, or occur most frequently, in a campus setting.Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.As much as a quarter of all college women experience date rape, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.We all know those couples who have been together forever and are already planning their wedding. And while it’s great to be in love, is this level of commitment healthy at the college level? Relationships aren’t cut and dry – there is no right or wrong answer when emotions are involved – so Her Campus has enlisted the help of relationship experts and authors J. Kearns and Sylvia Shipp to help us understand serious relationships in college.In college, you’re surrounded by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of guys who are similar to you.Johnson graduated from Brigham Young in May and married her fiancé directly after. The Mormon religion, Johnson says, is such a "culture of living" that intermarriage becomes essential."I feel like they probably do feel like they're left behind," Johnson says of her unmarried peers."People feel like if they don't meet [their fiancés] at BYU where there are so many Mormons … I used to be in groups with boys, and they'd talk about their [future] kids."Religion is not the only factor for the likelihood of collegiate marriage.Not only is it easier to find a boyfriend, but it’s also easier to find someone with whom you’re compatible in the long run.“In college, you tend to meet people who have similar interests, intelligence, values and background, are in the right age group and are even often from the same area you’re from.