Dating my french teacher
Among senior girls, what's valuable and scarce are boys willing to have a relationship without having sex.
on dating at the University of North Carolina, where for every three women there are only two men.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of high school boys want to have sex (though only 47.6 percent of freshmen boys do).
Unsurprisingly, the majority of high school girls do not (though 50.1 percent of senior girls do).
," but don't hold its too-cute title against it—looked at how and when high-school students choose mates and their preferences when searching for a partner.
Among freshman boys, what's rare, and therefore valuable, are freshman girls willing to have a relationship and, even better, willing to have sex.(They looked only at opposite-sex relationships within the same school.) That's uncommon: Most academic studies on marriage and partner-matching use a technique called "," which looks at pre-existing couples and defines the characteristics they do and do not have in common.(Humans tend to partner with mates that look and act like them.(For instance, James Fowler of UC-San Diego recently used data from Add Health be a genetic foundation for an individual's political beliefs.) For their paper, Arcidiacono, Mc Elroy, and Beauchamp focused on the dating and sex lives of high schoolers—a subject much-analyzed by magazine editors and romantic-comedy screenwriters, but less familiar to social scientists.
What the researchers looked for is called, in academic-speak, "matching": the likelihood and factors that lead to any individual partnering up.
One coed argues that the gender imbalance has engendered a culture where men routinely cheat on their female partners.