Break the Cycle is proud to have been granted the Love is Not Abuse campaign from Fifth and Pacific (formerly Liz Claiborne, Inc.).It is thus with great pleasure that we present their years of hard work and research excellence: finds that a significant majority of corporate executives and their employees from the nation's largest companies recognize the harmful and extensive impact of domestic violence in the workplace, yet only 13% of corporate executives think their companies should address the problem.Granted, some people DO want to experience other people and for those people, perhaps they should take a break from relationships and just have some sexy fun with sexy people. College is definitely the perfect place to meet new people and do new things. Is your number of sexual partners important to you? With that said, I don’t think everyone HAS to do this to get the “complete college experience.” I live in a dorm, I stay up all night to study, I starve, I overeat, I’m poor, I make new friends nearly every day, etc. If you’re looking for a time in your life to be free, do what you want and be single, then college is that time. There’s a scene in “The Fires of Autumn,” Irene Nemirovsky’s novel set in 1920s France, in which a young war widow named Therese thinks she is being courted for marriage by her childhood friend Bernard — only to discover that he wants nothing more than a fling. I say “naively” because it’s not the first time some newfangled technology has been mistakenly blamed for young people having more sex. But the moralizers of Nemirovsky’s era fooled themselves into believing that the automobile was to blame for loosening sexual mores.
Much as the death toll of WWI caused a shortage of marriageable men in the 1920s, today’s widening gender gap in college enrollment has created unequal numbers in the post-college dating pool.
In 2012, 34 percent more women than men graduated from American colleges, and the U. Department of Education expects this gap to reach 47 percent by 2023.
The imbalance has spilled over into the post-college dating scene.
It’s supposed to be the time when teenage boys and girls “find themselves”, when they start to mature, make a whole new set of friends, go out and have fun, have new experiences, and generally just have a great time.
Here’s the question: can you be in a relationship and still do all of that? We started thinking about this after seeing this post in the message boards. Should you break up with your high school sweetheart just so you can experience other things (and people)? Check out what these girls think, and then give us your opinion in the comments.