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Why is hookup important in a relationship

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You might find more people at the library. For older generations, Friday night in college was date night. Now, Friday night is dance club night, party night, movie night or whatever night students want it to be. As a result, old-fashioned dating has fallen by the wayside. So, does hooking up mean getting to first base, rounding third or making it home? The book, published by Penguin, is set to come out within the next year.

To research the hookup culture, Stepp has talked to developmental psychiatrists, neuroscientists, sociologists, historians, young people, parents and teachers. She also taught a journalism special topics class at GW last semester on gender in the media and focused the class on the hookup culture and gray rape. Hooking up has largely replaced the term dating, Stepp said, with one important distinction: And for many, it means too much commitment for comfort.