The shift from dating to hooking up in college
The latter is a pervasive element in so many television shows, movies, music videos, etc.” In many mediums, casual sex without emotions or connection is glorified and gives teens the wrong message about how to handle themselves in relationships.
Further complicating matters are the use of electronics (computers, cell phones, etc.) and social media in the dating process.
But teen dating today does not seem quite as simple.
A July 2013 article, about dating on college campuses caused quite a stir amongst parents and teens.
The tagline for Tinder is find out who likes you in your area and everything rests on the impression that your photo leaves.
Technology allows teens to be bolder than they would be in person — making intimate statements or sending risqué photos — because it is easy to do.
Teens probably don't realize in the moment that what they are sending can be misconstrued or shared with other teens.
It doesn't leave much room for really getting to know someone.
Emma Jacobs, a final year psychology student from Leeds says: I don't have time for commitment this year, but I indulge in Tinder when I want a distraction from whatever it is I am working on.
This is pretty much the same as it was 20 years ago.