Dating length statistics
Where there are more girls, the male preference for sex tends to win out.Of course, all this raises a question that has long bedeviled scores of Y. novelists, not to mention millions of teenagers: In high school, how exactly does one define a "relationship"?And who does the high-school dating system disadvantage most, statistically?
Over the course of four years, the power shifts from the freshman girls who don't want to have sex to the senior boys who do. Though high-school girls don't really want to have sex, many more of them end up doing so in order to "match" with a high-school boy.
For 30-year-olds, that might mean predicating a relationship on willingness to marry or have kids.
For high schoolers, that might mean basing a relationship on, well, the Arcidiacono notes that there's a treasure trove of statistical data on the dating preferences, rather than pairings, of adults, due to dating sites like
on dating at the University of North Carolina, where for every three women there are only two men.
One coed argues that the gender imbalance has engendered a culture where men routinely cheat on their female partners.