Erika Christakis, a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center, is a former co-master at one of the student residence halls at Harvard.She says that during her time there, students would repeatedly tell her that they didn't have time for relationships—a sentiment that was starkly different from her own college experience."That was such a different experience than my college experience," she told a crowd at the conference, which is organized jointly by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. It was considered part of being a newly adult person that you would try to get to know people in a more intimate way."The panelists each threw out their theories for the decline of college dating: Christakis thinks it's because college students these days are too focused on resume-building and career preparation. ” And, of course, the concise but far-reaching: “Why?I don’t claim to speak from every student’s perspective, but I will try to answer why, from my experience, women’s colleges are viable institutions.Which makes it hard when, in a relationship, your reality is that you will go to the farmer's market and make a healthy salad together, and your partner's reality is Starcraft.Gottlieb also thinks college kids don't know how to interact face-to-face anymore.
” The first three questions are easy to answer—“Not that it bears any considerable relevance to my current educational status, but no, yes, no.” The final question, however, is more involved.And I’ll also be honest about the things I don’t always love about my women’s college experience.Statistically speaking, attending a women’s college is like rigging the achievement lottery.And I’m not talking about that puppy-dog, hang out the mall and eat Wetzel's Pretzels together high school love.I mean someone you could picture a life with after college graduation.Have you thought about using the Internet to meet men?