And you can see them when you look at anyone's profile.
As with anything like this, scamming and fake profiles can be an issue.
The partners could be strangers, friends, casual acquaintances, ex-partners, etc.
But the absence of commitment is important to the definition. The variety of behaviors involved, situations in which they can occur, and ways that they can end, creates a challenge for researchers to understand and predict people's emotional reactions.
Let’s start with a definition of a hookup, since there’s actually quite a bit of debate about it, although common features include a sexual encounter occurring between two people outside of a dating or romantic relationship (anything from kissing and touching to oral, vaginal, or anal sex).
The question has great meaning in American society today, since more than 75 percent of college students report engaging in at least one hookup, 30 percent of which include sex (Paul & Hayes, 2002).
The actual overall prevalence of hooking up is likely even higher, since these estimates are limited to college students.
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She promoted her new book, “American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus,” and told stories of students who were surrounded by today’s college hookup culture. During Wade’s lecture, she discussed the “rules” of hooking up in the college hookup scene.