What is “hooking-up?” Does everyone define this as the same thing; the answer to that is no. Some people define hooking-up as kissing; others define this as sex. Hooking-up may be a night of fun for two people and nothing more. This hooking-up concept is most popular in the college setting. This concept of hooking-up is not new to college crowds. Hooking-up is a slang term that is arbitrary to change thus how “hooking-up” seems like a new thing. It has been around since about 1980 but because of the new term people are confused about what the definition actually means (Bogle 2008:7).
Is everyone hooking-up? The true answer to this is no but a lot of people would say that most people are. Hooking-up has become the norm. If one is not doing this they could be in the abnormal category. The people who tend to not follow this norm are people who are in committed relationships, people who are highly religious, and people that fall under the category of minorities. Going to a party and having the possibility of hooking-up is the core way that the college age groups gather but that does not mean that everyone is involved in this way of life (Bogle 2008: 9).
There are social forces that help shape the new trends in culture. There are a few reasons that can be mentioned as to how these social forces helped to shape this era of hooking-up. Unlike the early years, most high school graduates are going to college. The people who are going to college usually are not going to college engaged or married which is pushing them back at least 4 years till marriage is a consideration. A lot more people are waiting longer to get married. Since more are waiting longer to begin marriage this means they are in know hurry to find their certain someone. They can “hook-up” in college with people and have no intentions of a future with that person. Men and women believe they have time to “have fun” with people then when they are ready they will start to...