It doesn’t really make a lot of sense now, but yea my blog is named Hookup Culture. I started this blog for a school project – I concentrated in New Media – and it started off a lot different than it is now.
On my Facebook page I had a Humans of New York type photo project of students at Rowan University and their thoughts on dating in college. And my blog focused on that culture of dating aka the hookup culture.
One of my first blog posts (it makes me shudder how bad I was at blogging at the time): How Long Is Too Long?
Wikipedia defines the hookup culture as “one that accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters, including one-night stands and other related activity, which focus on physical pleasure without necessarily including emotional bonding or long-term commitment.”
I was in a relationship for my first two years of college. I looked down on people who made out drunkenly in a doorway at parties and went home for a one night stand. I thought I would be in my relationship for the rest of my life. But I was wrong and when I was dumped my junior year I was immersed into the culture.
I finally saw the single life from everyone else’s point of view. I joined the crew of people who were so heartbroken that they swore off relationships. I took the easy way out and avoided all emotions – just basically what I saw everyone else doing. I didn’t think I could get hurt again if I didn’t enter another committed relationship.
Now my blog focuses more on my lifestyle. Casual dating, eating healthy, friends, family, and other normal things that can be associated with a 20-something-year-old girl. I’ve thought about changing the name, but it’s become a part of me. It’s kind of a joke, but kind of serious, maybe if I ever self host I’ll change the name. But for now, that’s why my blog is named Hookup Culture.