BYU, dating, marriage
A 2001 study of 1,000 young women attending four-year colleges and universities across the United States conducted by Norval Glenn and Elizabeth Marquardt found that “dating” has all but disappeared from American college campuses. Only half of the women reported they had been asked on six or more dates during their entire college career. In fact, one-third of the women had two or fewer dates during the same four years. Instead of dating, college students now “hang out” in mixed groups in a variety of settings including apartments, dormitory rooms, student centers, pizza parlors, coffee shops, and bars. From these associations young people may pair off and “hook up” with a member of the opposite sex.
Original Publication Citation
Bruce A. Chadwick, Brent L. Top, Richard J. McClendon, Lauren Smith, and Mindy Judd. "A Survey of Dating and Marriage at BYU." (BYU Studies 46, No. 3, 27, 67-9).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Chadwick, Bruce A.; Judd, Mindy; McClendon, Richard J.; Smith, Lauren; and Top, Brent L., "A Survey of Dating and Marriage at BYU" (2007). All Faculty Publications. 956.
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