College freshman dating college senior


19-Jun-2015 01:34

You have to remember though, there are two people making the same decision in a relationship — the decision to be together.“I typically date individuals that are older than me because I feel like they are more responsible…Both Dickinson and Herbert were then asked which gender they thought wants a relationship more.Dickinson said she thinks neither wants one more, but Hebert said girls might like being in one more because they like having someone there, almost like a safety net.As this school year comes to an end, freshmen and seniors have different priorities and decisions to make, one of them pertaining to the romantic relationships in their lives.Seniors in relationships will have to decide whether they want to maintain them, while those who are single might want to give a thought to settling down.And contrary to popular opinion, many men have reported in private interviews that they like being in relationships and if they are not in one, they would like to be in one.

It is often perceived that girls want a relationship more than boys do, but Tomaskovic-Devey says there are many more young women today than in the past who don’t want a serious relationship yet because they want focusing on their academics without distractions.

Barbara Tomaskovic-Devey, a sociology professor at UMass Amherst who has done extensive research on college relationships says that despite such high statistics, many college students report in confidential interviews that they do not find the hookup culture as appealing as the numbers show that they do.