The Hookup Culture: Effects on Dating, Relationships, and Love Among College Students in The United States

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Trimarchi, Rachelle
Hookup; Effects; Dating; Relationships; Love; College; Gender and Sexuality; Higher Education; Psychology; Sociology
thesis / dissertation description
The Hookup Culture is growing and becoming popular on college campuses in the United States today. In this paper, I will present a thorough analysis of hookup culture and it’s affects on college men and women. As my research will show there are a number of benefits to the hookup culture, including women empowerment and general pleasure. However, we must also consider the serious drawbacks to hookup culture, which include psychological effects thus showing high levels of Depression, Regret, Anxiety, and Confusion. After conducting several surveys, examining statistics, and critically reading through the works of renowned sociologists and psychologists concerning the hookup culture, I was able to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of hookup culture in addition to discovering its influence on dating and how we love nowadays. My goal in this thesis is to make young men and women known to the detrimental results of this casual sex phenomenon, of which they may be unaware of, and to perhaps make them reconsider their decisions to participate in the hookup culture.