Why Is Your Blog Named Hookup Culture?

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.

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24 thoughts on “Why Is Your Blog Named Hookup Culture?

  1. I like it! Be who you are and make no excuses. College and 20-something years were not so different when I went through it : ) After 19 years of marriage and waaaayyyy on the other side of what you are experiencing, I say enjoy every day!!

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  2. I love the name of your blog and I think the whole ‘hookup culture’ concept is really interesting. As a teen, who has had little/no experience with relationships, I actually find it all really interesting to think about how different people think about sex/relationships. And I love your blog anyway, even if you didn’t like your name, it’s the content that matters and you’re right – it’s part of you!

    (is that picture at the bottom you? if so, you’re eyes are reallllllyyyy pretty)

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  3. I suppose one way to look at it is that we “hookup” with a myriad of people, things, activities, causes, and ideas. Since I’ve been reading your blog it seemed to me that there is a subtext question: why are you hooking up with [such and such]? It’s a question of just being more mindful about how we live our lives.

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  4. Honestly, the name is catchy. And I believe a ‘hook up culture’ speaks about more as society as a whole and not just your own personal experience. That’s why it works, it’s a universal idea of culture, not wanting to be into relationships, to be committed in love or friendship. It’s people who stare at their cell phones all night and don’t talk to their families. It encompasses many things. Keep up the good writing!

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