Over Au Bon Pain coffee, I sat discussing my experiences at Duke with a visiting family friend and her daughter, who were touring campus. We had proceeded through the common talking points: After a pause, I answered that while couples certainly existed--particularly among upperclassmen--I did not think dating was the norm. She asked me why that was the case. I laughed, saying that was a complicated question.
History[ edit ] The practices of courtship in Western societies have changed dramatically in recent history. As late as the s, it was considered unorthodox for a young couple to meet without familial supervision in a tightly controlled structure. Compared with the possibilities offered by modern communications technology and the relative freedom of young adults, today's dating scene is vastly different. Before the s, the primary reason for courting someone was to begin the path to marriage. It functioned as a way for each party's family to gauge the social status of the other.
What year are you in and how old are you? I am in my fourth year and I am 21 years old. What has dating in college been like for you?
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