Harvard dating site
And those smart girls wearing Harvard t-shirts might not be that bad after all…” To which I would honestly respond, “There’s a dating scene at Harvard?!” 21% of graduating Harvard seniors have never been in a relationship during college.Swiping right on a lighted screen is significantly easier than putting in the work for a relationship, and the value of sex—facilitated by the use of apps like Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, and Hinge—has been lowered considerably. Attitudes about hooking up have evolved from a strict cultural taboo on pre-marital sex, to a month-long courtship before a first kiss, to drunken hookups facilitated by sweaty dorm parties and desperation, to its most evolved form to date: those oh-so-eloquent “Netflix and chill? Between studying for classes, applying for internships, running to and from clubs, attending social events, and fitting in calories, exercise and some semblance of sleep, meaningful relationships have become deprioritized in favor of other things.
According to Alex Benzer ‘93, the author of the and a former pre-med tutor in Cabot House, “The writing of [my dating self-help books] was precipitated by the endemic dating woes on the Harvard campus as I observed them as an advisor and, earlier, indulged in them as a student.” As Benzer observes, “dating [at Harvard] is at best another extracurricular, #6 or #7 down the list, somewhere between Model UN and intramural badminton.” A banging CV is great, but it often comes at the expense of a love life.
Men might prefer less accomplished women for the same reason that many women prefer taller men.