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Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

October 2, 2014
Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

Duke University is a fascinating case study in the development, progression and now atrophying of hookup culture, as well as the media’s treatment of that culture. Full disclosure: my daughter graduated from Duke in 2011. As a Duke parent, the campus culture had a large influence on my writing at HUS, as I was privy to a […]

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Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

September 29, 2014
Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

A new report on marriage from Pew Social Trends indicates a continuing decline in marriage rates. In 1960, the statistical “high point” of American marriage, just 10% of men and 8% of women had never been married by age 25. Those numbers began to grow in the 70s and today they’re considerably higher. The gap […]

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Dating On Tinder: A Case Study

September 4, 2014
Dating On Tinder: A Case Study

Longtime reader Jenna recently approached me for coaching based on a post I wrote characterizing Tinder as an app that is bringing back traditional dating, at least for some of its users. Jenna, who’s in her mid-20s, wants to meet new people but isn’t interested in traditional online dating. Among her friends, there’s considerable buzz […]

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Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

August 5, 2014
Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

The difference between usIs way down on the insideIts very tricky businessNo baby INo baby INo baby I dont want to see you hurtYou got them tearsThey fall like pearlsBlame it on gravity, yeahBlame it on being a girlBlame it on gravity, yeahBlame it on being a girl Rhett Miller, Old 97s, No Baby I […]

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The Millennials Dating Script Gets a Rewrite

July 10, 2014
The Millennials Dating Script Gets a Rewrite

H/T to MM Boston College professor Jesse Cronin offers her students an opportunity to earn extra credit in her Perspectives on Western Culture class. The assignment is simple but far from easy: Ask someone out on a date. Cronin says this all came together for her during a lecture she gave about the campus hookup culture […]

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