Dating college women
If your college dating life isn’t what you imagined it would be, you have your whole life ahead of you.
While I did date in college, particularly during my senior year, my post-college dating life is much better than my college dating life.
While this case made headlines statewide, experts say the problem is disturbingly common.
In fact, college-aged women are among the highest at risk for partner violence.
Foster encourages parents to talk to their children about what it means to have a healthy relationship at a young age."I think it's a lack of education from the standpoint of healthy relationships, what constitutes as a healthy relationship, what are signs of abuse we should be looking for? According to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline, one in three dating college students has given a dating partner their computer, email, or social network password.
Shan Foster with YWCA says prevention starts with education.
Recent grad Sophie Siegel says, “I learned that you should take advantage of your on-campus sexual resource centers.
They provide a lot of information on protection, space, and emotional health.
There’s a lot I have to work out with people (how to safely be intimate, what dates I can and can’t manage going on, etc.) and I really wish I’d been told it’s okay to speak up for all my needs and try to make myself as comfortable as possible,” says @ornamentalia, who asked to be credited by her Twitter handle.
“I made a lot of compromises in that regard and I want people to know it’s valid to speak up about those things.”If your partner wants you to skip class to hang out with them, they might not be a great partner.
“It’s easy to fall into this pattern where you spend every second of every day with this person when you’re not in class because you can.