," but don't hold its too-cute title against it—looked at how and when high-school students choose mates and their preferences when searching for a partner.Economists Peter Arcidiacono and Marjorie Mc Elroy of Duke and Andrew Beauchamp of Boston College examined an enormous trove of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, more commonly known as The poll asked a broad range of questions about health and behavior—and the data set has become the basis of dozens of famed medical, sociological, and economic studies. Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically.
In real terms, that means couples with the same socioeconomic, racial, and religious background are common.
In high-school terms, that means math nerds date math nerds, though members of the debate team may also qualify.) he or she seeks in a partner as well as what he or she ends up getting.
But in examining the Add Health data, he and his colleagues found one classic economic tenet driving the byzantine high-school dating market: Scarcity determines value.
Among freshman boys, what's rare, and therefore valuable, are freshman girls willing to have a relationship and, even better, willing to have sex.
And if that date is subpar, you feel worse about it. Don’t go on dates when you’re tired If you’ve had a long week and don’t think you’ll be fully invested in the date, don’t do it. When you’re texting late at night, prior to your first date, and you both say you’re lounging around in bed watching Netflix, ask to facetime. Facetiming allows you to see whether or not you guys click without actually leaving your house.