With your children finally off to college, are you faced with an empty nest for the first time? With a newly quiet house and kids far away, your newfound freedom may be throwing you for a loop. This new time in your life may be forcing you to face some unexpected feelings. Will life be boring and empty now that everyone's gone?
I have taken a very close look at one of the biggest anxiety producers for parents these days: Getting our kids into college. In my research I have found some truths, some myths, and some different ways of looking at this issue that might decrease our own worries and increase the likelihood of success for our kids. In this article I am going to focus on the myth that it is harder than ever to get into college.
11 guys to get it on with—at least once if you have the chance—during your college career.
According to a new survey conducted by Her Campus Media, 55.3 percent of college guys in America think a girl is "slutty" if she's had 10 or more sex partners. This is compared to only 33 percent who said a girl's "number" doesn't automatically make her a slut.
It seems like marriage would be the last thing on a college guy's mind, but apparently, it isn't. According to a new survey conducted by Her Campus Media, 77 percent of college guys want to get married by the time they turn 30. That means they have to meet the person they want to settle down with either while they're still in school or within a few years of graduating.
Students up to their eyeballs in college loans in this weak economy will do pretty much anything for extra money, whether that means waitressing till 4 a.m. in a smelly, crowded bar… or having relations with an older, wealthy man they met on a 'seeking arrangement' website.
If you were to scan the news headlines over the past few months, the primary message you would glean about men in America would be this: They are failing. Failing to become adults; failing to be financially independent; failing as fathers; failing as husbands. It’s enough to make a girl like myself throw her hands up in the air and vow to be single for the rest of her life. Yet, the more I read, the more I start to wonder: whose standards are we going by here? And what if all these statistics about men in their 20’s and 30’s living lives of self-indulgent abandon, delaying marriage, and being neglectful fathers aren’t nearly as black and white as they seem? What if there’s more going on beneath the surface, and what about all the men who don’t fall into those categories? The ones who are involved fathers, devoted husbands, and successful career men. Isn’t it high time we gave them a little bit of press?
College campuses may be notorious for promiscuity, but don't forget that most students are actually there to, uh, study. According to a survey released by software company Kno, Inc., one in four college students would give up sex for a year in exchange for electronic textbooks.
Is sexting still scandalous? The practice certainly precedes the device: People have been writing erotic messages to each other since the beginning of time. But sexting is more problematic than a lusty handwritten letter because sexts are so easy to pass around electronically. As several public figures have learned over the past five years, naked pictures can enter the public domain with just the click of a button.
By Meagan McCrary Being a virgin in college can be a real drag. When all your girlfriends swap stories of passionate love making, scandalous screwing and one-night-standing, leaving you with nothing to contribute to the conversation, it’s easy to feel like you’re the odd woman out. It’s also easy to feel like you’re missing out. Combine the two and you might start to feel like you should just hurry up and lose your damn virginity already!
Pew Research Center has released a new analysis of census data that finds adults without a college degree are twice as likely to cohabit than those with a college degree.
Infographics make things easy for us. That’s why we love them. OkTrends, a site that gathers data from profiles on the dating site OkCupid, has created a merger of two things everyone loves — sex and infographics. This set of charts covers everything from how many times a week students expect to have sex based on their tuition to how often Twitter users masturbate. Oh, and some vegetarian-friendly sex slang is in there somewhere. That’s something we can get down to/spend half an hour scrolling through.
College is a time for exploration, and that means you’ll not only be perusing the schedule of classes to find those that suit your interests, but also the student body to get yourself a few dates. For many students, dating is old hat. You’ve been there and done that in high school, so it’s no big deal, right? In fact, college dating is a little different than high school dating. The stakes are a higher for several reasons. First, your parents aren’t around to keep you in line with a curfew and an insistence on meeting the people you’re inviting in.
Congress has decided that it's time to regulate the college hookup (they must be out of things to do). The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act requires schools to intrude into the most intimate aspects of students' lives. In the name of preventing sexual violence, Congress, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to put their noses into everyone's business.
Being in a serious relationship during college hasn't always felt like luxury, but it's always felt like love. I can't count the number of times our dates consisted of ordering in the cheapest, fattiest foods (Gumby's ring a bell?) or cramming in the library for two days straight with bag lunches. I know that someday I'll be able to look back on these cheap date memories of undergrad and know that I spent them with my best friend and my lovah! Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
Shocker: unlike what popular culture might suggest, college campuses aren't actually a hotbed of lesbian experimentation. In fact, the National Survey on Family Growth reveals that women who didn't finish high school were more likely to have engaged in same-sex activity than women who graduated with a bachelor's degree.