"Hook-ups" More Popular Then Relationships

February 22, 2002

A poll of Dickinson students shows that the majority of those who responded "hook-up"- which they have defined as "being "physically intimate with people who they are not dating." 43% of students were in a serious monogamous relationship. 26% of single students were not looking for a relationship. 57% of students were not invovled in any relationship. The student respondents felt that the reason for this "hook up" culture was due to Dickinson's social scene focusing on parties and drinking. This increases the probability of a "drunken hook-up." But other students do say that serious relationships are possible, as long as you can learn more about your significant other in places other than the party where you met them.

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Dickinsonian February 22, 2002