A young man might take a girl to a drive-in movie rather than spend an evening in the parlor with her family.
Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and My Space allow students to make new friends, and potentially find their spouse.
Another potential form of harassment can be seen in professor–student relationships; even though the student may be of the age to consent, they might be coerced into sexual encounters due to the hope of boosting their grades or receiving a recommendation from the professor.
The practices of courtship in Western societies have changed dramatically in recent history.
Women's status was more closely tied to how others perceived them.
If they were seen with the right men and viewed as someone who was desired and dateable, they would achieve the desired social status.