College freshman dating statistics
Relatively little such data exists for teenagers, who mostly work the old-fashioned meet-someone-in-homeroom way.
The idea is that men and women—jocks and dorks, freshman and seniors—base their search not only on the characteristics of their chosen partner, but also the expected terms of the relationship.
Where there are more girls, the male preference for sex tends to win out.
Of course, all this raises a question that has long bedeviled scores of Y. novelists, not to mention millions of teenagers: In high school, how exactly does one define a "relationship"?
For them, a relationship at some point becomes more important than purity.
Because of that phenomenon, in schools with more boys than girls, the girls hold more cards and have less sex.