Johnson graduated from Brigham Young in May and married her fiancé directly after. The Mormon religion, Johnson says, is such a "culture of living" that intermarriage becomes essential."I feel like they probably do feel like they're left behind," Johnson says of her unmarried peers."People feel like if they don't meet [their fiancés] at BYU where there are so many Mormons … I used to be in groups with boys, and they'd talk about their [future] kids."Religion is not the only factor for the likelihood of collegiate marriage.According to a study by Ok Trends, the online research blog that publishes statistics from Ok Cupid user interactions, “The number of online daters peaks at [age] 24, drops sharply at around 30, and then gradually tapers off, as the remaining singletons either find mates or withdraw themselves from contention.” Their research also found that today’s online daters are more likely to be younger and therefore not fully established in their careers, earning small salaries, never married, and without children.They are no longer the older, divorced, single parents that one thinks of when online dating is mentioned.We all know those couples who have been together forever and are already planning their wedding. And while it’s great to be in love, is this level of commitment healthy at the college level? Relationships aren’t cut and dry – there is no right or wrong answer when emotions are involved – so Her Campus has enlisted the help of relationship experts and authors J. Kearns and Sylvia Shipp to help us understand serious relationships in college.In college, you’re surrounded by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of guys who are similar to you.Slawsky is following the trend of younger people joining online dating sites.A recent study conducted by Pew Research Center has shown that one in ten internet users have gone to a dating website and of these users, a majority of them were in the youngest age group, between the ages 18-29.
What you might not expect is that he recently joined an online dating website.
Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.
Hooking up is a world wide phenomenon that involves two individuals having a sexual encounter without interest in commitment.
When choosing an online dating site, Slawsky decided to go with Ok Cupid, which, according to their website, is the fastest-growing online dating site with seven million active members.
They boast about being completely free and as a college student struggling to pay off student loans, free was what drew him in.