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Another reason students are reluctant to date, says Cronin, is that, “When you ask somebody, you risk failing, and nobody likes to fail or be vulnerable to rejection.” MICHELE MCDONALD FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE “It’s easy to hook up with someone you’ve just met in a dark room. However, a similar percentage, 63 percent of college-age men and 83 percent of college-age women, would prefer a traditional relationship to an uncommitted sexual one, the study found.“The vast majority of young adults hope to be in a romantic relationship characterized by mutual love and commitment,” says Richard Mc Anulty, an associate professor in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a pattern that hasn’t changed despite uncommitted sex becoming more socially acceptable.“Young adults have not abandoned intimate relationships,” Mc Anulty says.“Those relationships simply look different than in the past.” Most students practice “serial monogamy,” in which they have consecutive, exclusive relationships involving emotional intimacy and sex.Love Letters: He’s feeling like a second fiddle Cronin says this all came together for her during a lecture she gave about the campus hookup culture eight years ago.She says she was nervously anticipating controversial questions about sex and intimacy, but instead one student asked, “How would you ask someone on a date?Instead, students use friendships and groups to satisfy social and emotional needs and see hookups as purely physical.
But as a result, Cronin says, students don’t have a relationship that allows them to address the confusions or expectations that can arise out of hookups.
“But asking someone out on a date in broad daylight, and when you actually have to know their name, can be really scary.”Cronin’s not expecting students to return to the courting culture of the 1940s or ’50s, but she says it would be useful for them to revive and reshape the dating “script.” “When my parents and grandparents went on dates they knew what to expect.
That’s what a social script is, that’s why manners work — not because they’re truths but because they make things easier,” she says. For them, says Cronin, dating is so rare it feels strange and even creepy.
” Advertisement As she began to answer, the questioner became more specific: “Like, the actual words.”That year, Cronin gave the option of going on a date to students in a seminar she taught to juniors and seniors that examined relationships, spirituality, and personal development. The next semester, she made the assignment mandatory, and some students began choosing the course specifically for that reason, saying they had trouble asking people out on dates on their own.
Cronin is associate director of the Lonergan Institute, a philosophy research center at Boston College.
She now teaches a philosophy class for freshmen and sophomores that includes discussions of personal ethical and moral choices, and the optional dating assignment is part of the syllabus.