The group appeared in good spirits, with Sean and Jess engaged in spirited conversation while Anthony enjoyed a chat with Sean's son.After images of the outing were published in a women's magazine, Jess took to her Instagram to comment on the speculation surrounding her friendship with Sean.(Male and female students agree that any suggestion to get together that arrives after midnight can be construed as a “booty call.” Students of other gender identities put the demarcation at 10 p.m.) The nonscientific survey, which asked about such things as what constitutes a date and the usefulness of social media, tells us much about the dating preferences of students on the Charles River Campus.Looks are less important than personality, a group date is not a real date, and online dating sites are creepy.Jess's followers took to her post's comments section to show their support for her.'Even if its not true u could do worse lol hes a sweetie,' wrote one fan of the show.'This is gold, does this now give you some "home wrecker" status to add to your bio? Her MAFS co-star Clare Verrall also joined in: 'Don't you just love finding out who you are dating in the mags?
The general pattern was that 80 percent of people lied about one of at least three elements that researchers could objectively measure: age, height and weight.
College, it turns out, also happens to be a wake-up call: 48.4 percent of female respondents say their love life has been disappointing.
Popular wisdom blames that frustration on BU’s lopsided female-to-male undergraduate ratio—9,935 to 6,689 last year—but in fact, the ratio is similar at most colleges across the country. Apparently not: most students believe it is a date only “as long as it’s the two of us.” 61% of males said they should pay; female responses fell into three (just about even) categories: split the bill, girls should pick up the tab, and leave it to the guy; and 76% of other gender identities said split the bill equally.
Curiously, the survey shows that the generation that studies, plays, and meets online has the best luck meeting love interests the old-fashioned way: through friends, around campus, in classes, and at parties.
The preferred method of asking or being asked out is in person, by a wide margin.
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As part of her current work in the Department of Communication Arts — part of the College of Letters & Science — she’s examining how technology affects self-esteem, but a major area of her research has focused on deception in online dating profiles.