For whatever reason, nearly every article I've read on "hooking up" relies on a series of "surveys" at some college, or anecdotes strung together. Comparing said surveys and anecdotes to my own surveying as a college student in the distant past, doesn't actually reveal much difference. I find it inconceivable that young people have stopped going to the movies together, going out to parties together, walking the town together etc. I find it inconceivable, that there is scourge of uncommitted sex lately visiting the children. There was plenty of uncommitted sex when I was college.Uncommitted sex was one of the reasons many of us went to college.
Anyway, I'm ranting. Matt has reams of data that, for my money, demolish this notion of "hook-up culture." I don't want to speculate on motives. But whenever I see older people fretting over the sexual proclivities of their children, I can't tell whether I'm seeing genuine concern, or envy and regret.
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