The hookup culture has become the new norm and, in most cases, the only way most adults can meet other individuals with the same interests whether it be for simply hooking up, dating, or pursuing a serious relationship. College students throughout the United States, regardless of race, income, sex, and sexual orientation are participating in hookup culture.
Hookups are short-lived sexual relations between people who are not romantic partners or dating each other. Examples of a hookup can range from kissing to sexual intercourse and no further relationship is pursued.
To many in the millennial generation, there's no need to date and wait for sex. There are plenty of other ways you can meet like-minded individuals online. Understandably with today’s fast paced lifestyle, how one finds the time to date yet alone date someone in the correct group of people you would otherwise be interested in. It is not uncommon for people not to be busy with work, going to school and everything in between.
To almost all millennials traditional dating has become obsolete or non-existent. Hooking up however can be very beneficial when done correctly. I suppose if you detail your profile correctly and filter thoroughly through the website you are bound to find a pool of individuals that you would date in a contemporary style or the traditional way of dating. Hookup sites do have their pros and cons.
It's a way for people to meet and "hook up" with other singles for sexual pleasure only while dating has more of an emotional bond and connection between two people. I suppose it all depends on the individual but still there can be some benefits to hooking up that one wouldn't receive from simply dating someone in the traditional way. For example, if you were looking to find that special someone before marriage or even someone that is serious about meeting someone who is looking for something serious then perhaps this website could help alleviate your worries.
This means individuals are more likely to be honest with themselves as well as those they intend on communicating with when using this website oppose to individuals who may meet someone the old-fashioned way and inevitably give them false information about themselves in order to get what they want.
Hooking up, as it is called in this day and age, can be fun for some people but take precautions if you do use a website of this sort. First of all, read the blogs that are written on there by other users or writers that may have experienced these sites firsthand. Some will tell positive stories while others will tell negative stories so try to stay away from people who appear to be unstable or potentially dangerous individuals.
With so many options now available social media wise meeting people in person seems less desirable. However, this is where online dating comes into play… but caution must still be aware when using such outlets for your hook up needs.
First of all, if you do not feel comfortable with someone then just move on, there is no reason at all to say yes because that person looks cool or because they may seem nice but something inside of you tells you not to trust them, Austin Chronicle says. So, listen to your instincts. If anything feels wrong or feels uncomfortable then leave the satiation alone and pursue other people.
If you decide to go through with it and end up going on a date, make sure that you meet in a public place. There should be no reason why this person cannot hangout at your house or invite you to theirs if they are willing but there is no need for this to happen without any apparent planning.
If anything goes wrong or gets weird there is an escape route. Take precautions always bring friends who will be always present until the night ends and even then, make sure someone knows where you are going home so that if something happens, they can call for help if needed. This way you do not have to stay if something does not feel right just leave quietly and calmly
The rise of cultural acceptance was a result of the internet's development as well as hookup apps such as Tinder and Grindr which quickly give users access to potential partners within a certain area, with mutual consent. These apps have changed the game when it comes to dating culture.
If you're not single or interested in someone, they're easily ignored like any other push notification on your phone. If messages aren't responded to quickly enough, they become increasingly more aggressive until another person is found who is willing to engage with them immediately. Hookup websites offer instant gratification or instant an instant feeling of rejection.
On Grindr or Tinder, you'll get messages that say, "Hey how are you?" or "I like your photos". You go on four or five chats and maybe one will show any initial signs of interest in you besides just wanting to have sex. On a hookup site you have people sending nude photos within the first few minutes. There's much less time spent flirting online since everyone is there for one reason only (to hookup).
This allows for quicker experimentation than on dating platforms where the back and forth of messages can go on for hours at a time. Exposure to new people gives you tons of material to talk about with your friends and the hookup sites offer instant gratification or instant an instant feeling of rejection.
It's easier to open up and try things with guys online than it is in real life. On Tinder or Grindr, there's less pressure to impress someone since most of them aren't looking for anything serious (unless they say they're looking for something serious). Therefore, you are free to do whatever you feel comfortable doing without worrying if they'll like it or not because the whole point is that you're just going to have sex anyway.
My pros and cons list:
-dating online can help someone with anxiety and insecurities
-the horrible feeling of rejection is lesser
-you can talk to more than one person at a time
-online hookup websites may attract the wrong type of people.
-People do not look like their pictures sometimes
-lack of wanting a serious relationship
-Fake profiles that can be dangerous
-People may be cruel online