College dating and statistics
Technology allows college students to take part in unique ways of finding more partners through social networking.
Glenn and Marquardt's research shows the prominence of hooking up on modern-day college campuses; they found that approximately 40% of college women have participated in a hookup, with as many as 25% of that number having participated in this practice a minimum of six times.
A young man might take a girl to a drive-in movie rather than spend an evening in the parlor with her family.
While no two accounts of dating history completely agree on the timeline for this change, most do agree that new technologies were linked to its cause.
However, the goal of the process was still focused on ending in a marriage.
Around the 1920s, the landscape of courtship began to shift in favor of less formal, non-marriage focused rituals.