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The University of Chicago took top spots in three categories: most chatty, with users sending nearly 20 more messages on average than those at Northwestern and UIC; most assertive, with users making the first move 14.3 times, on average, compared with Northwestern's 12.7 times and UIC's 9.5 times; and just edging out Northwestern by 2 percent in the matchmakers category."We wanted to highlight "most assertive" and "most chatty" particularly because there is a sentiment among millennials that it's just "not cool" to make the first move (especially among women) or that it's OK to ghost (end conversation or interaction without reason) on your matches." Kang says.
They're all true, according to a user analysis by dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, which also looked at Loyola and the University of Illinois at Chicago.There didn’t seem to be any point in accepting that I was gay if I didn’t have anyone to “be gay” with—gay friends, a boyfriend, a drag mother.Okay, I was actually terrified of drag queens back then, but now I can’t get enough.After some flirting and a few drinks we decided to go somewhere a little more private.We went upstairs into my friend’s bedroom and started making out and taking off clothing, only a few seconds later she busted out in tears and was sobbing that she missed her boyfriend.“I was [hooking up] with a guy one night in his dorm room and it was really dark in the room when suddenly he fell off the bed backwards, naked, and hit his head.
I ended up having to ice his head for an hour afterwards.” –Jackie Cooper, Penn State University, 19 “I was at this party with this girl who had just broken up with her boyfriend and was obviously looking for a rebound.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when we become “ourselves.” I knew I was gay from a young age.
I didn’t have the vocabulary to understand it at the time; it was always some puzzle that I put off unraveling.
It was humiliating.” –Alyssa Taylor, California University of Pennsylvania, 21 “I was at a party one night and I saw this really attractive girl looking my way so I decided to go over and talk to her.
After a few minutes of what I thought was mutual flirting she said, ‘So, umm, is your friend single?
"Since it's such a large commuter school and the campuses are split, there's very little interaction if you don't already know the people around you."RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE NEWS THIS HOURThe study analyzed more than 16,000 Coffee Meets Bagel profiles of singles who attend or have graduated from these five Chicago colleges, says Dawoon Kang, who launched the app with her two sisters in 2012.