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Chadwick said more BYU students are following the national trend and delaying marriage until after college. For information, go to http: byustudies. Start your day with the top stories you missed while you were sleeping.
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PROVO — Students at Brigham Young University are dating more than young men and women at other colleges but are also refraining from sex, according to a study. BYU students have as many dates in a month as do women in four years at a mainstream college, says now-retired BYU professor Bruce Chadwick.
He taught sociology at the university for 35 years and did a survey on dating and marriage at BYU. According to a national study to Chadwick's survey, students at other colleges have pretty much ceased dating and are simply hanging out and "hooking up," which can be anything from kissing to having sex — all with no commitment. He added he has never personally participated in a NCMO.
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Chrissy Barnes, 20, of Spokane, Wash. I'm not one to judge though. While 60 percent to 70 percent of unmarried college students say they have had sex, at BYU the percentage is 3 percent to 4 percent, he said.
The survey states that at BYU, 23 percent of the men and 19 percent of the women claimed having five or more dates per month. Thirty-five percent of the men and 27 percent of the women had at least one date a week.
He says he goes on about three dates a month. Some BYU students interviewed said they got burned out on dating. The students interviewed said church leaders encourage them to date — and so they are.
Abamonte said his mission president encouraged the returned missionaries to get married as soon as possible "because he didn't want us breaking the law of chastity. What if they came together? Thanks for ing up! Check your inbox for a welcome .
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