What is a hook-up? Let's get into the specifics.
When it comes to sex, modern society offers a lot of options. The popularity of online dating means that people are stepping out of their comfort zones, finding partners outside of regular social circles, and trying new things in the bedroom.
Hook-up: a sexual encounter that's too short or too casual to be considered a romantic relationship.
Hooking up isn't new. Humans have been doing the deed since the beginning of our existence. What has changed is the fact that we're talking about it.
Well, I am, anyway.
When I first started picking up guys in my twenties, I assumed 'hook-up' meant the same thing as 'one-night stand.' I actually had a bit of a 'drive-through' scenario going on: I'd get in my car, head over to my local nightclub, hang out on the dance floor for a while, pick up a hottie, and drive them back to my place. They usually slept over and in the morning I'd see them gently out the front door.
As I progressed further in my explorations, I discovered other ways to get laid. My friends often shagged their other friends. Sometimes, my mates even had more than one boyfriend or girlfriend at a time. This sort of sexual behaviour was seen as wild in the noughties, but it's becoming more and more common nowadays among folks who want more options than ' married, forever' (and have the apps to find like-minded partners).