But according to the survey quoted in that same Times article, 20% of female students and 25% of male students have “hooked up” with 10 or more people. But wait — 10 or more people over the course of four years in college? Moreover, the definition of spanned from kissing to intercourse.Of those women and men who had hooked up with 10 or more people, only 40% of those instances involved sex.Well, it depends on how you define a hookup, but in general rampant casual sex is not the norm, despite what the media is saying.Stories about the college hookup culture are so ubiquitous that a recent story in the New York Times made this sweeping statement: It is by now pretty well understood that traditional dating in college has mostly gone the way of the landline, replaced by “hooking up” — an ambiguous term that can signify anything from making out to oral sex to intercourse — without the emotional entanglement of a relationship.But the hookup culture is far from standard practice.
The acceptance algorithm that The League uses scans the social networks to ensure applicants are in the right age group and that they are career-oriented.And, while there is nothing necessarily wrong with it, it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.This article is about young women, college and sex.That doesn’t mean they have to be Ivy graduates or work for a big-name firm.But they should have accomplished something in their 20s.”Yeah, by that standard, I probably wouldn’t have even qualified. Well, I am an Ivy League grad but I have never seen it as something special.