On a campus in the late 1930s, a man's possession of a car or membership in a key fraternity might win him the attention of his female classmates.
Specifically, the advent of the telephone and the automobile and their subsequent integration into the mainstream culture are often identified as key factors in the rise of modern dating.
Not only did these technologies allow for rapid communication between a couple, but they also removed familial supervision from the dating process.
College dating is the set of behaviors and phenomena centered on the seeking out and the maintenance of romantic relationships in a university setting.
It has unique properties that only occur, or occur most frequently, in a campus setting.