She wants instant gratification even though we've exchanged only a few words online.But in the modern world, in which the internet has become a vehicle for all manner of impropriety, she regards this kind of behaviour as perfectly acceptable.
What if there are advantages to leaving the meaning ambiguous?
"If you say casual sex, then I know exactly what you are saying," Amanda Holman told ABC News in a telephone interview. It's a way for them [students] to communicate about it but without having to reveal details." The fact that participants were divided along gender lines when it came to reporting their hook up experiences comes as no surprise. 45 percent of women said they hooked up in the last year, and "males expressed more favorable attitudes toward hookups,” the study's authors asserted.
Over half described a hookup as involving sex, nine percent described it as not including sex and about one-third said it could be ambiguous as to whether or not “hooking up” had to involve sex.
In other words, “hooking up” could mean anything from kissing to intercourse.
Over 50 percent reported at least one and a third reported at least two hookups during the school year, indicating that these liaisons -- however the students defined them -- were common.
Still, the students "greatly overestimated the pervasiveness of hookups within the general student culture," Holman wrote in her report on the study.
" A recent study of how social networks lead college students to define, perceive, and participate in “hooking up” showed that while everybody is talking about it, no one is exactly sure what it means.
The study, conducted by Amanda Holman, a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and Dr.
And all of them are looking for an opportunity to betray their spouses. But I wanted to find out what sort of woman uses such a site.
So I paid £119 for a month's membership, giving me an entre to thousands of faithless females.
In a sexist sexual climate, "we hooked up" could be the great equalizer.