An article in the Boston Globe highlighted a class at Boston College in which the professor offers extra credit to students if they ask another student out on a date over the weekend. (The date is mandatory an additional certainly one of her seminars.) The principles: it should be the best love interest; they need to ask face-to-face ( perhaps not via text, etc.); the love interest cannot know the date can be a project; and also the date must last 45-90 mins and should not involve any intimate contact. Professor Kerry Cronin contends that the workout will show college children ingrained into the alleged “hookup culture” the lost art of dating.
Well I’m here to tell that teacher you very much that we 20-somethings don’t need help, thank.
It is correct that dating has probably become less frequent on university campuses considering that the 1950s—or at least the Archie Comics form of dating in which a child and a woman drink a milkshake together through two straws. Alternatively university children have found a level better method to get an important other.
Professor Cronin has three main issues: university students not any longer have the confidence to inquire about each other down on times; so they really instead resort to group hangouts, which erodes the dating tradition; and hookups have actually supplanted relationships. (more…)