College dating is the set of behaviors and phenomena centered on the seeking out and the maintenance of romantic relationships in a university setting.
It has unique properties that only occur, or occur most frequently, in a campus setting.
Technology allows college students to take part in unique ways of finding more partners through social networking.
Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and My Space allow students to make new friends, and potentially find their spouse.
This form of courtship consisted of highly rigid rituals, including parlor visits and limited excursions.
These meetings were all strictly surveyed, typically by the woman's family, in order to protect the reputations of all involved and limit such possibilities as pregnancy.
On a campus in the late 1930s, a man's possession of a car or membership in a key fraternity might win him the attention of his female classmates.Another potential form of harassment can be seen in professor–student relationships; even though the student may be of the age to consent, they might be coerced into sexual encounters due to the hope of boosting their grades or receiving a recommendation from the professor.The practices of courtship in Western societies have changed dramatically in recent history.Lavaliering is a "pre-engagement" engagement that is a tradition in the Greek life of college campuses.Since fraternities and sororities do not occur much outside of the United States, this occurs, for the most part, only in the US.