Lavaliering is a "pre-engagement" engagement that is a tradition in the Greek life of college campuses.Since fraternities and sororities do not occur much outside of the United States, this occurs, for the most part, only in the US.The automobile especially afforded a young couple the opportunity to have time together away from parental constraints.

As late as the 1920s, it was considered unorthodox for a young couple to meet without familial supervision in a tightly controlled structure.

Compared with the possibilities offered by modern communications technology and the relative freedom of young adults, today's dating scene is vastly different.

Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.

As much as a quarter of all college women experience date rape, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.

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.

However, the goal of the process was still focused on ending in a marriage.

Around the 1920s, the landscape of courtship began to shift in favor of less formal, non-marriage focused rituals.

This manner of courtship system was mostly used by the upper and middle classes from the eighteenth century through the Victorian period.

The lower classes typically did not follow this system, focusing more on public meetings.

Hooking up can have different meanings to different college students.