Relatively little such data exists for teenagers, who mostly work the old-fashioned meet-someone-in-homeroom way.

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Though that will undoubtedly come as cold comfort to those legions of lonely 14-year-old boys.

I’m dating a guy who is three years younger than me.

"That's a thing that girls let slide, because you have to," the student explains.

"If you don't let it slide, you don't have a boyfriend." Dating, in other words, is a market like any other, and market power is determined by the abundance of resources.

Among freshman boys, what's rare, and therefore valuable, are freshman girls willing to have a relationship and, even better, willing to have sex.

Among senior girls, what's valuable and scarce are boys willing to have a relationship without having sex.

on dating at the University of North Carolina, where for every three women there are only two men.

One coed argues that the gender imbalance has engendered a culture where men routinely cheat on their female partners.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of high school girls do not (though 50.1 percent of senior girls do).