I have been in long-term relationships before. I remember the giddy feelings every time that I would see the guy that I liked and the feelings of pleasure just from getting to know him. He would ask me for my number, we would get to know each other, and then he would ask me out. Soon, we would be in a relationship going on dates, growing as a couple, and falling for each other. I am not trying to imply that this doesn’t happen anymore because it certainly does. But, there are a lot less giddy feelings and hearts skipping beats for another person than there used to be.
In my experiences and my friend’s experiences, the most common thing that we hear is, “so…do you like want to hook up?” or “I am just looking for a hookup…not a relationship.”