I’ve been happily coupled for 45 years, but I have some regrets about my relationship. So studies that assess only regret provide little insight into hook-ups’ actual emotional impact.Other studies have investigated not just regret but a full range of possible emotional reactions.
In addition, 51% of the women and 42% of the men said that during hook-ups, they’d discussed the possibility of proceeding to greater commitment.
From Pregnant Puritans to Dating to Hook-Ups Every generation comes of age in a burst of sexual exuberance that includes casual sex their elders find unsettling.
This is understandable for two reasons: Only half of hook-ups involved any genital play, and only one-third included intercourse.
“Hooking up” has more to do with the casual nature of the relationship than how far things go.
A study of Northeastern University students found similar results: 78% of students reported hook-ups, but only about a third of encounters included intercourse.