A young man might take a girl to a drive-in movie rather than spend an evening in the parlor with her family.

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Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.

Between 15 and 25 percent of women experience date rape during their enrollment, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.

Women's status was more closely tied to how others perceived them.

If they were seen with the right men and viewed as someone who was desired and dateable, they would achieve the desired social status.

This form of courtship consisted of highly rigid rituals, including parlor visits and limited excursions.

These meetings were all strictly surveyed, typically by the woman's family, in order to protect the reputations of all involved and limit such possibilities as pregnancy.

Hooking up is unique for when and why the sexual encounter occurs: instead of building a relationship before initiating sexual acts (from kissing to intercourse), hooking up allows the participants to become intimate without the expectation of commitment.

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.

However, the goal of the process was still focused on ending in a marriage.