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Hookup Culture Has Ruined Dating For An Entire Generation

How an entire generation forgot how to actually date.

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This generation is all talk and no game. Literally, people will like someone and "talk" to them for months but will never actually form a committed relationship with them. They want the feelings and actions that come along with being in a relationship without wanting the actual relationship. Why has this generation adopted these patterns? The answer is easy the hookup culture.

The hookup culture is basically what most kids in college abide by. The act of getting intimate with people, but never taking the next step. Now, a hook up every once in a while never hurt anyone and is perfect for someone who just doesn't a relationship, but I feel as it is interfering with those who do want a relationship. It has become such a social norm that relationships just tend to not work out and that someone usually ends up getting hurt, but it has not always been this way. People used to ask people on actual dates and pick you up from your house. They would have to work for it if they wanted you. Nowadays, it's almost too easy.

Dating should be a vital part of life because it allows you to figure out what qualities you like and dislike. You don't have to be looking for a serious relationship to date people. However, the hookup culture has taken part of the dating aspect away. It is looked at sometimes as old fashioned.hookupook up culture can lead to confusing emotions because if you continue to hook up with the same person, then it is likely that someone may become more committed to the situation and that puts forth parties in an uncomfortable situation. Also, what one person in the situation thinks is okay the other may not.

In my opinion, I think hooking up with someone is fine as long as you allow yourself to handle the situation the right way and understand what kind of place you have in the other person's life. However, I do wish casual dating would become more popular again because it is a vital part of understanding yourself and others.

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