College girl dating high school senior
Thanks for helping us achieve our mission of helping everyone learn how to do anything.In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate.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.
What the researchers looked for is called, in academic-speak, "matching": the likelihood and factors that lead to any individual partnering up.
"If you don't let it slide, you don't have a boyfriend." Dating, in other words, is a market like any other, and market power is determined by the abundance of resources.
A tamer version of that observation is borne out in the economists' work among high schoolers.
Among senior girls, what's valuable and scarce are boys willing to have a relationship without having sex.
on dating at the University of North Carolina, where for every three women there are only two men.
(They looked only at opposite-sex relationships within the same school.) That's uncommon: Most academic studies on marriage and partner-matching use a technique called "," which looks at pre-existing couples and defines the characteristics they do and do not have in common.