That led to a more approving attitude toward hookups and, often, riskier sexual behavior, researchers said."We were interested in how communication about hooking up with friends and family may justify or normalize a potential risky behavior," said Amanda Holman, a graduate student in UNL's Department of Communication Studies and the study's lead author.According to the site, which is now called Edu Hookups.com, the media attention to UChicago Hookups piqued the interest of other colleges.So, the URL was changed and the site now welcomes Northwestern University and Columbia College Chicago students to the "no strings attached" social network."Students with strong ties to peers and frequent peer conversation about sex were more strongly related to participation in hookups and more favorable attitudes towards hooking up." Holman said that rather than unearthing a uniform campus "hookup culture," the study found students had varied definitions of hookups, ambivalence toward them and moderate participation in the activity.
The site is similar to the "Casual Encounters" section of Craigslist, but users must have an "edu" email address to register.
Twenty-four percent of students have never hooked up, and 28% have hooked up more than 10 times.
The other 48% fall somewhere in the middle, hooking up occasionally or with the same person consistently. It’s a myth."College students definitely monitor each other’s behavior,” Dr. “People always say they don’t care what other people do, but when you actually look at what’s going on, everyone always wants to know what everyone else is doing.” As a result, students who aren’t the biggest fans of the hook-up culture are made to feel like they like it, and therefore continue to participate.
Last year I heard a frat guy ask one of my sorority sisters, “Pencil me into your dance card?
” I smiled at the irony, because my grandmother — to whom a “dance card” was a physical object — would faint if she saw the grimy, UV-lit basement of Beta Theta Pi.