Several times each school year, I speak to our college students at Trevecca during a chapel service.Today, I’d like to share excerpts from one of my talks last year.We understand that dating can be daunting, which is why we offer plenty of advice and tips to help make online dating work for you.At Dating we are absolutely committed to doing everything possible to make sure dating online is a pleasurable experience, every step of the way.Many colleges enforced strict policies governing dormitory visitations including no co-ed visitations past pm, all dormitory doors were to be propped open with a shoe, and three of the couple's legs had to be on the ground at all times (I'm not even joking! Contrary to the function of dating in previous generations, today's adolescents typically view dating as a means to enhance their socialization and entertainment.A new phenomenon is emerging in high schools and colleges as teens are drifting away from the formal dating rituals from decades since past and are ‘hooking-up'.According to researchers Robyn Fielder and Michael Carey (2010), "a hook-up is a catch-all term used by adolescents and young adults to describe a sexual interaction between two partners who expect no romantic commitment." Researchers Leanna Fortunato, Amy Young, Carol Boyd, and Courtney Fons (2010) likened hooking-up to casual sex in that both acts consist of partners who are acquaintances or strangers with no initial intention of considering the future.
Perhaps the immediate social context of the college or high school environment, coupled with the media's distal influence, perpetuates the hook-up environment.We love bringing singles together in one place, which is why we provide lots of spontaneous ways to get to know each other.Dating is full of real British men and women with great life experiences to share, meaning you won’t find yourself stuck for conversation.To read more about our Dating Safety Tips click here. Read more…Welcome to Dating Direct.com, a fun and sociable place to meet new people you’d like to go out with.We are the site that helps you take dating at your own pace.