The bottom line is that we must admit dating apps are not a young person's game. They're a single person's game. For those over-40 daters who have come to me saying they are never going to find someone, that all the good men are taken, and that they would never stoop to the level of trying a dating app, I simply say, "Just swipe right and see."
Yes, self-defense can be a useful skill if one is attacked. But it is not the answer to sexual violence on campus -- or off campus, for that matter. What colleges need to focus on is creating an environment where violence against women is not tolerated and where perpetrators of such violence are held fully accountable.