By Heather Fishel. College dating follows a completely different set of rules than any other dating scene. But the dating habits of college students can be cracked and tracked. Here are seven stats that might surprise you about the unpredictable dating scene. College students prefer short-term, casual relationships over long-term relationships because it allows them to focus on their academic and career goals. Sorry, ladies — when it comes to college dating, men have a slight advantage.
7 Surprising College Dating Statistics
Expert Advice & Resources for LGBTQ College Students
As I think back on the past 24 years of providing couples counseling for gay male relationships, I sometimes get asked what the differences are that I see in general in gay male relationships that are again, in general , different from straight relationships. These are the issues that come up repeatedly in couples counseling sessions:. Statistically, white men tend to be relatively high earners. The sexism that women only earn a portion of what men earn, for the same work, extends to both gay men and straight men. Gay men of color face a dual challenge in managing social reactions and pressures from being both gay and people of color, and also gender expectations. There are many potential pressures to face and overcome.
Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships
One third of college student have problems with roommates and the same number report having relationship difficulties within a year. Learn how to manage personal relationships and how to help others do the same. About 1 in every 3 college students in the US reported roommate problems last year. Problems in your friendships or romantic relationships can take many different forms.