Dating isn’t the only reason high school seniors should consider gender ratios when selecting a college.
There are girls to go around, and around again,” according to Niche.At 63%-female James Madison University, the “deficiency of guys creates a scene that tends to embrace random hookups.” Even at Baylor University—a Baptist university steeped in Christian values—Baylor’s ratio of three women for every two men has a huge impact on college dating.The descriptions came from Niche.com, a college review site penned by students.At 62%-female Boston University, “Freshman year is a sexual explosion…For example, at 53%-female University of Miami—a notorious party school—“random hookups are common in the beginning,” according to Niche, “but after a few months or a year, relationships take over.” Obviously, few young people go to college to find a spouse these days.
However, when Facebook investigated how many of its users did in fact meet their spouses in colleges, the analysis revealed something interesting.
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.
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.
Here’s what had to say Georgia Tech, which is 66% male: “Tech is a fairly monogamous campus [and] people like to be in a relationship.” At 59%-male California Institute of Technology, “Students tend not to date but have relationships…