Back to Romance – Dumping the Hook-up Culture

An article from the Institute for Family Studies pointing out that the hookup culture is not as prevalent, nor as rewarding, as some might think. In this quick article arguing for a Romance Renaissance, Joe Malone points out that:

findings show a majority of both college-age women and men who are motivated to take part in hookups actually desire a more romantic relationship.

Pointing to a decrease in dating for sex, or sex in the first date by 10%, Malone sees the trend as a positive one. He supports this with additional research studies and a brief look at The Dating Project as additional support.

It seems that having respect for themselves and others leaves young people with a very happy and fulfilled feeling.

from the Institute for Family Studies website.
From the original article…

“In my many years of teaching, I have found that the hookup culture is the number one negative issue with a majority of college-age students, and especially young women. Only about 15% of students, many of them fraternity males, say they enjoy hookup culture. About a third don’t participate in hooking up at all, and around 50% of students take part because they falsely believe “everyone is doing it,” according to research by sociologist Dr. Lisa Wade.

Photo from original post on Institute for Family Studies website..


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