College dating tips for guys

When it comes to choosing a college, today’s teenagers consider much more than just academics.

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And, no, it’s not the mostly male colleges where the hookup culture reigns supreme. Because the way today’s heterosexual college students describe sex and dating at their own schools matches up with the scholarly research on gender ratios and how they affect behavior.

As I explain in my book “DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” when men are in oversupply, the dating culture emphasizes courtship and monogamy.

Practice making and maintaining eye contact with a member of the opposite sex every day for a week.

The following week, add a friendly smile to your efforts. It’s true what they say — practice makes perfect, so the more you put these new behaviors into practice, the more natural they’ll become.

It was hard to come to terms with it and get over the hurt, but I did get closure in an unexpected and nice way. Moving through different stages with this guy — from heartbreak to dysfunction to honest, real friendship — has taught me more in sixth months than I've learned in years.

– Sadie*Being a hopeless romantic in this hook-up culture is its own special type of hell.That's the hopeless romantic in me talking and he'll never shut up.– Aaron*This semester I realized that I will always love someone who doesn't love me.But I'm really excited about love and believe in it all.I’d still fall for someone regardless of whether we’re graduating.Let me suggest that college-bound high schoolers add one more item to their collegiate checklist: the gender ratio.

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