Has dating become outdated? Montrose hosts "the dating professor" from BC.
In an era of texting, social media and swiping left or right, has dating for young people become outdated?
On March 1, Montrose hosted an evening with the star of the documentary The Dating Project. After a screening of the 70-minute film, Dr. Cronin answered many questions from the audience in the Arts & Athletics Center on we can help young people bring back the “social script” of dating. Questions came from young people in their twenties, parents, and even grandparents.
Earlier in the day, Dr. Cronin met with groups of upper school students and spoke with them about what authentic friendship looks like, and how developing good friendships is a necessary step for building a dating relationship.
A popular and frequently requested speaker, Dr. Cronin is known on the Boston College campus as “the dating professor.” Her assignment for students to ask someone out on a date has been covered in the Washington Post, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune. Dr. Cronin is the Associate Director of BC’s Lonergan Institute and Philosophy Fellow at the Center for Student Formation.
The evening was presented by The Elizabeth Schickel Foundation and included a welcome by Laura (Smith) Coughlin '07, board member of the Foundation.