Feb 11, 2016 / 06:18 am
On a day marked by flowers, chocolate and romantic greeting cards, the Love and Fidelity Network is trying to bring back authentic relationships, especially to college campuses where dating seems to be a thing of the past.
"We've heard from students so many times over the years that most people on campus – those engaged in the hookup culture and those who have already chosen to forgo it – simply don't know how to go on a date," Caitlin La Ruffa, Love and Fidelity Network executive director, told CNA Feb. 9.
"Instead," she explained, "romantic relationships on campus tend to take two forms – anonymous hookups where attachment, communication, or care are against the 'rules' or co-dependent serially monogamous pairings where 'the relationship' is defined long before suitability of the partnership has been assessed."
"Going on casual dates – which allow a person to express an appropriate level of interest and to begin getting to know another person and opening themselves up to be known – runs radically counter to both of those trends."