Road to Nowhere
Most women on college or universities campuses have one night stands; consequently they have problems later on in life whether its sexual dissatisfaction or low self esteem, can end with a pregnancy, or even being in a serious relationship when they do find a guy. Which was has happened from “hooking up” with a guy from the bar that just wanted to see her naked and nothing more, even though the woman was hoping for it to go further into a relationship. Can women compromise their feeling to convert to this new way of dating? The men have.
One night stands have been around since the eighties, but because of our cultural changes since then, it has become more acceptable by society. Then because of those changes, more one night stands occur, especially at small colleges and universities. One night stands have become more popular than dating as the main way to meet people on campuses. A survey done by the condom maker Durex in 2005 found that fifty percent of Americans have had a one-nighter, which is way above the global average of forty four percent. Women in their twenties are focusing more on jobs than finding a husband now that it is a growing trend to get married around their thirties rather than their twenties. On most college or university campuses there are sixty women to forty men, the chances of girls dating and having a serious relationship with someone isn’t very good. “Women feel there are so few men to go around that they can’t demand much from them”, “and guys on the other hand, feel like kids in a candy store-with so many women to chose from, they’re hesitant to settle for just one” says Kathleen Bogle, PhD, and author of Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on campus. Beth Paul, PhD, professor of Psychology at the College of New Jersey, says that shows like Sex and the City and Gossip Girl glamorize casual sex and make it look like a society norm. Those shows on TV make it acceptable for society to follow.