We’ve seen a lot of articles about the ‘hookup culture’ in the past several months. The general claim is that “young people” – particularly those in college – is that dating has been replaced by frequent casual sex between people in non-committed relationships.
A New York Times article explored the role women have in the culture – “she can play that game, too,” read the headline. Here’s an excerpt:
She texted her regular hookup — the guy she is sleeping with but not dating. What was he up to? He texted back: Come over. So she did. They watched a little TV, had sex and went to sleep. Their relationship, she noted, is not about the meeting of two souls.
After interviewing several women at University of Pennsylvania, the writer pinned the reason for this trend to ambition. But one Penn student begged to differ – in an article in Cosmopolitan, she responded to the New York Times article’s claims. She writes,
“Sometimes, we just want to have sex for sex’s sake. What’s wrong with that?”
What do you think about all this? Is the ‘hookup culture’ a problem? Take our poll – and then, watch our video on how people here in Collegetown perceive this culture.