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Introduction from "Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus" by Kathleen A.

Bogle Hooking Up is an intimate look at how and why college students get together, what hooking up means to them, and why it has replaced dating on college campuses.

Many researchers rely on college undergraduates as subjects for studies of human behavior. Bogle, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at La Salle University who trained her scholarly lens on the students themselves, focusing on that cross-section was part of the design.

It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.

As casually as the sexual encounter begins, so it often ends with no strings attached; after all, it was just a hook up.

While a hook up might mean anything from kissing to oral sex to going all the way, the lack of commitment is paramount.

Hooking Up is an intimate look at how and why college students get together, what hooking up means to them, and why it has replaced dating on college campuses.

Whether it is an expression of postfeminist independence or a form of youthful rebellion, hooking up has become the only game in town on many campuses. Bogle argues that college life itself promotes casual relationships among students on campus.