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A Letter To The Hook-Up Generation

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Apparently, a fling is the way to go. Who needs to have a passionate relationship when you could have a moment of intense pleasure? Why learn about and grow with somebody when you could just have a quickie with them and never see them again? Well, let’s give a big hello to the hookup generation which I am a part of.

Am I saying that hooking up is a bad thing? Not necessarily. I am not going to tell somebody who enjoys hooking up periodically, sparingly, or on a day-to-day basis that hooking up is wrong because simply, that is not my place to judge. But, still, it is hard not to notice how hooking up has become such an integral part of this generation.

So many of us have forgotten what a relationship feels like; we don’t even know how to go on a proper date. We forget how to get to know somebody and have a caring capacity for somebody other than ourselves. We get so tied up in this cycle of never ending casual good times. People are so wrapped up in finding their hookups rather than a significant other. You can go onto many college student’s phones and find the app Tinder. According to Tinder’s website, the purpose of Tinder is “Friends, dates, relationships, and everything in between.” I can only assume that “everything is between” means hooking up or something spontaneous and short lasting.

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