Hook Up Culture
College and universities have made great strides over the years. The campuses have grown, and the resources have improved tremendously. However, it is questionable if that social scene on these campuses has changed for the better over the years. “Work hard, party hard” has become the motto of college students to live by. Students spend the week focused on their academics, striving to grow as intellects. However, the weekend becomes the time when students look to go out and socialize at the various parties. And this is exactly what the weekend is for. With growing causal party scenes, college students have been more inclined to have a casual relationship with the opposite sex. Traditional dating on college campuses is rarely seen anymore
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Since this is the case, why are these girls so willing to engage in casual sex? These students, like most people, have a fear of ending up alone. When relationships and dating are the less frequent option, people still want to feel closeness to members of the opposite sex. The options are limited so therefore giving into the idea of random hookups and no commitments becomes the most accessible and in some cases, the only option. The boys, or even sometimes girls, are not looking for a significant other so the partners are willing to have random hookups in hopes to change the others mind. In most cases, girls long for someone to truly want to be with them, for someone that they could possibly fall in love with. They engage in the hookup culture because they hope that these casual interactions will lead to something. As a result of this, the culture maintains to thrive despite it not being an ideal situation for most females.
Despite all this, the parents of these college students really want to understand why college students are no longer dating. One fact is that dating requires work. It requires making plans and organization. Unlike the parents of our generation, if dating starts on college campuses, it is most likely started from causally hooking up and talking and slowly turns into something more serious. But, students are less prone to want to invest time and effort with a person they