Tag: college dating

The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

March 9, 2017
The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

Here’s an email that I just received from longtime reader Sarah. She describes her loneliness and frustration with hookup culture on her college campus. It’s a story I’ve heard many times over the years. Hi Susan, I’ve been reading your blog since I was 16 and most of what I’ve learned about relationships has been from you, […]

Continue Reading »

Mixed Signals = Hell No

February 22, 2017
Mixed Signals = Hell No

This account of mixed signals came from my local paper‘s Love Letters advice column: I have a huge crush on a friend at college. I sit by him in class, and months ago he started to move his desk toward mine and flirt. We began to text for hours at a time. It was all there: […]

Continue Reading »

Sexual Statistics Review Session

February 28, 2012
Sexual Statistics Review Session

From my perspective, the biggest challenge in grappling with hookup culture is not that everyone is doing it, but that everyone thinks everyone else is doing it. After Vox Day collected some stats from his readers about their sexual history and attitudes, reader Megaman linked to the most recent CDC data on sexual partners in […]

Continue Reading »

89% of College Students Hate Hookup Culture

October 7, 2011
89% of College Students Hate Hookup Culture

Academic inquiry about the effects of the hookup script on the SMP is still in its relative infancy. To date, most research has focused on college students, although there is some evidence that as students accustomed to hookup culture graduate, they are taking these norms with them. The last vestiges of dating can be found […]

Continue Reading »

A Young Feminist Speaks Out Against Hooking Up

September 20, 2011
A Young Feminist Speaks Out Against Hooking Up

I received the following email from a reader. The most gratifying testimonial everrrrr. It’s unique in my life as a blogger, and very meaningful. Whoo hoo, we flipped a feminist! Seriously, though, I give Steph enormous credit for seeing beyond the political to observe the very real personal costs to women who participate in hookup […]

Continue Reading »

Top