The Meaning of Hookups May be Changing

Posted on December 20, 2008

Julie Chen talked to Kathleen Bogle, an Asst. Prof. of Sociology at LaSalle University about the vague meaning of term "hookup" for young people who may or may not be having sex. Bogle says the meaning does not always mean sex and can be less harmful than people think. That said it is upsetting to hear dating being replaced by more random and casual encounters. Kathleen Bogle says some of these casual daters return to more typical dating later in life. See also, Charles Blow's op-ed for the New York Times on the "Demise of Dating."


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