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(Slate)   College hookups are a myth, unless you are "white and wealthy," claims columnist who was too ugly to be anyone's regret   (slate.com) divider line 189
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2013-07-19 06:12:43 PM
Only about 40 percent of those hookups include sexual intercourse

I think the author might be confused as to what exactly a "hookup" is.  Here's a hint: It involves sex.
 
2013-07-19 06:21:22 PM

Honest Bender: Only about 40 percent of those hookups include sexual intercourse


I wonder how many of that 40 percent involved drunken, rope pushing action?
 
2013-07-19 07:19:50 PM
Being just out of college, I can attest that the term "hookup" doesn't mean just sex anymore like it used to. Weird how that changed, since hookup used to specifically mean just sex, usually without any of the other bases. Also, anyone can have sex in college, regardless of color or cash.
 
2013-07-19 10:19:05 PM
So then the white and wealthy are the ones most likely to have std's? Oh wait, no, just the opposite.
 
2013-07-19 10:20:00 PM
The girls from Virgin Technical Academy (Technically Virgins) agree and disagree about this.
 
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2013-07-19 10:20:04 PM

fullyautomatic: Being just out of college, I can attest that the term "hookup" doesn't mean just sex anymore like it used to. Weird how that changed, since hookup used to specifically mean just sex, usually without any of the other bases. Also, anyone can have sex in college, regardless of color or cash.


Hell, that was true 35 years ago, at least for me and everyone I knew!!!
 
2013-07-19 10:22:06 PM

robohobo: So then the white and wealthy are the ones most likely to have std's? Oh wait, no, just the opposite.


Facts and common sense never influence an author in Slate.  It's their trademark.
 
2013-07-19 10:23:08 PM
White? Didn't matter, so was nearly all the rest of my college, and the non-white guys were in demand as "exotic".
Wealthy? I was one of the "poor boys" on campus. Didn't interfere with getting laid. The chicks were all hippy wannabes. So, having no money and coming from a family that never had any money going all the way back to whenever we slid off the boat with the other laborers was actually a plus. "Solidarity, forever!"

The trick is to pick the right college. Got laid for nothing, got stoned for nothing, got a degree and an education.
 
2013-07-19 10:24:39 PM
What the heck is a non-sexual hookup?  Are they fishing or something?
 
2013-07-19 10:28:59 PM
www.slate.com

Pictured: Whores.
 
2013-07-19 10:29:16 PM
I always thought it was competition that kept you from getting any.  Me and my friends were all white and not wealthy.  My roommates hooked up all the time, but I never could seem to close the deal often (not going to say never... but not often).

/only relatively ugly
//don't check profile
.
 
2013-07-19 10:29:17 PM
lisawadedotcom.files.wordpress.com

Annnnnd cue the "SUBBY = STUDMAN69" comments!
 
2013-07-19 10:30:12 PM
I would have done her in college

tl;dr
 
2013-07-19 10:30:24 PM

Subby: "claims columnist who was too ugly to be anyone's regret".
I would hit her without regrets, then take her to dinner and a movie, and hit again. Methinks subby is confused.


lisawadedotcom.files.wordpress.com
Dr. Lisa Wade, PhD.
 
2013-07-19 10:31:28 PM
http://lisa-wade.com/

Here's the author's website.  I disagree with her article, as a college student who looked about 2/3 - 3/4 actual age I still had several hookup opportunities.  My family is not rich, I took 17-18 hours a semester most of the time, look like Harry Potter crossed with Peter Parker, and there were plenty of competitors on the ground, yet I had opportunities on a semi-regular basis.  Perhaps things have changed in the last so many years, but I get the feeling that surveys are not the best way to judge these things.  There is certainly a lot of peer pressure on these kids to be Dionysian, but many manage and do their best to endure those years.  I do find it interesting that an associate professor is a Chair, but given the lacerations in education recently maybe it is just a sign of the times.
 
2013-07-19 10:32:39 PM
Author probably lived in 24 hour quiet dorm.

I got everything out of me with college, found what kind of girl I like to pine after.


/Brunette, intelligent, no bullshiat, no kids
//A man can dream.
 
2013-07-19 10:35:01 PM
I was white and while I wasn't wealthy I had money.

I had a totally opposite experience. I'm no don juan but dang guys and girls. Have confidence. Talk about a variety of things. Listen to people and really hear them and what they are saying. Feel the other person out and see what topics are landing and what ones are not getting their interest. Be doing something. Bowling, darts, pool, coffee, and drinking are a few. OR go to the gym. The free one on campus? While I personally didnt hookup with anyone from the gym its an option. Jeesh.
 
2013-07-19 10:35:53 PM

GeneralJim: Subby: "claims columnist who was too ugly to be anyone's regret".
I would hit her without regrets, then take her to dinner and a movie, and hit again. Methinks subby is confused.


i651.photobucket.com
Keep that dream alive! You'll make it one day!
 
2013-07-19 10:36:01 PM
Daily reminder: If you're white you should feel ashamed and kill yourself
 
2013-07-19 10:36:28 PM
Oh for fark sake if you were drunk, high, or just knew how to sling freakiness around you could get laid in college. Wear light colored warm up pants everywhere but go commando. If you have any meat between your legs at all the right girls will notice you and it...

/I've been to school ohhhhh
//and baby I've been the teacherrrr
 
2013-07-19 10:36:56 PM

GeneralJim: Subby: "claims columnist who was too ugly to be anyone's regret".
I would hit her without regrets, then take her to dinner and a movie, and hit again. Methinks subby is confused.

Dr. Lisa Wade, PhD.


Dr. Fivehead, Ph.D
 
2013-07-19 10:38:13 PM
Every generation this century likes to think they are having more sex and being more rebellious than their previous generation. This is all you need to know about this college hookup culture phenomenon.
 
2013-07-19 10:39:05 PM

universebetween: I was white and while I wasn't wealthy I had money.

I had a totally opposite experience. I'm no don juan but dang guys and girls. Have confidence. Talk about a variety of things. Listen to people and really hear them and what they are saying. Feel the other person out and see what topics are landing and what ones are not getting their interest. Be doing something. Bowling, darts, pool, coffee, and drinking are a few. OR go to the gym. The free one on campus? While I personally didnt hookup with anyone from the gym its an option. Jeesh.


And once again , do this with ugly friends. Hanging out with your abercrombie model friends will seriously hinder your chances
/little bitter
//at least the wife is smoking hot
/// shame it took me till I was 27
 
2013-07-19 10:39:14 PM
Whatever the fark I did in college, apparently I did it wrong.

Does anyone have a graph? I'm confused.
 
2013-07-19 10:39:19 PM
When I worked at FedEx(23years old), I use to jumpseat to different states to bone girls in major colleges
/Didn't give a fark about race or income
 
2013-07-19 10:40:23 PM
When I was in college in the late '90s, "hooking up" could mean any kind of intimate physical activity, from making out through all-out sex. Usually no-strings-attached, though it could lead to a relationship.

This was in wealthy whitesville - aka Ivy League - and a hookup culture definitely existed, though personally I was part of the academic striver culture and had neither the time nor the game for it.
 
2013-07-19 10:40:24 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Daily reminder: If you're white you should feel ashamed and kill yourself



That's what you got out of that article?
 
2013-07-19 10:43:57 PM

GeneralJim: Subby: "claims columnist who was too ugly to be anyone's regret".
I would hit her without regrets, then take her to dinner and a movie, and hit again. Methinks subby is confused.
[lisawadedotcom.files.wordpress.com image 450x450]
Dr. Lisa Wade, PhD.


To each their own, but you might be in the small minority.
 
2013-07-19 10:44:34 PM

megarian: Whatever the fark I did in college, apparently I did it wrong.

Does anyone have a graph? I'm confused.


akcdn.okccdn.com

This may help.   But probably not.
 
2013-07-19 10:44:41 PM
safetycap:
[i651.photobucket.com image 510x381]
Keep that dream alive! You'll make it one day!


Jeeebus, does he have to lift up his skirts to fit through the bathroom doorway?
Grease things up a bit? Maybe that's what the salad dressing on the desk is for?
 
2013-07-19 10:46:11 PM
Meryl Streep should stick with acting....
 
2013-07-19 10:46:52 PM

Abuse Liability: megarian: Whatever the fark I did in college, apparently I did it wrong.

Does anyone have a graph? I'm confused.



This may help.   But probably not.


Well, yeah. I mean...aw fark now I have to do maths.
 
2013-07-19 10:47:40 PM
I was white and wealthy in college and I got to bang tons of slutty white women. As well as a couple of Latinas and Asians, a Hawaiian chick, a couple of sistas, made sweet love to a half sista (I married her), a Jewish girl with the biggest and best tits I ever got to do great things too. Even a couple of poor fat ones.

What does all that mean?
 
2013-07-19 10:48:23 PM

universebetween: I was white and while I wasn't wealthy I had money.

I had a totally opposite experience. I'm no don juan but dang guys and girls. Have confidence. Talk about a variety of things. Listen to people and really hear them and what they are saying. Feel the other person out and see what topics are landing and what ones are not getting their interest. Be doing something. Bowling, darts, pool, coffee, and drinking are a few. OR go to the gym. The free one on campus? While I personally didnt hookup with anyone from the gym its an option. Jeesh.


This.  It helped to have more depth than a shotglass along with a little more culture than whatever grows on the bathroom floor and realize that there are lots and lots of other potential companions out there.
 
2013-07-19 10:50:28 PM
I banged more girls in college than you guys. And they were hotter. And I knew them less than you knew yours. And it was way easier and I was trying way less hard than you guys. The author is a fool, I'd never hookup with that kind of chick.
 
2013-07-19 10:51:09 PM

megarian: Abuse Liability: megarian: Whatever the fark I did in college, apparently I did it wrong.

Does anyone have a graph? I'm confused.



This may help.   But probably not.

Well, yeah. I mean...aw fark now I have to do maths.


What I take from it is apparently your best chance at both genders being up for rough sex is age at 27. This also means that I am old and my penis will probably stop working soon.
 
2013-07-19 10:52:13 PM

Abuse Liability: I always thought it was competition that kept you from getting any.  Me and my friends were all white and not wealthy.  My roommates hooked up all the time, but I never could seem to close the deal often (not going to say never... but not often).

/only relatively ugly
//don't check profile
.


This guy had plenty of opportunities...but he's only been with 4 honeys.

thiswastv.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-19 10:52:50 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Daily reminder: If you're white you should feel ashamed and kill yourself


Yeah, thanks. Our President already reminded us of that today.
Author is an idiot if he can't get laid.
/enjoy the month of TF
 
2013-07-19 10:53:19 PM

spidermilk: I banged more girls in college than you guys. And they were hotter. And I knew them less than you knew yours. And it was way easier and I was trying way less hard than you guys. The author is a fool, I'd never hookup with that kind of chick.


You sound contagious.
 
2013-07-19 10:53:58 PM

poe_zlaw: I was white and wealthy in college and I got to bang tons of slutty white women. As well as a couple of Latinas and Asians, a Hawaiian chick, a couple of sistas, made sweet love to a half sista (I married her), a Jewish girl with the biggest and best tits I ever got to do great things too. Even a couple of poor fat ones.

What does all that mean?


I think it means you got laid a lot in college.
 
2013-07-19 10:54:34 PM

poe_zlaw: I was white and wealthy in college and I got to bang tons of slutty white women. As well as a couple of Latinas and Asians, a Hawaiian chick, a couple of sistas, made sweet love to a half sista (I married her), a Jewish girl with the biggest and best tits I ever got to do great things too. Even a couple of poor fat ones.

What does all that mean?


You have herpes?
 
2013-07-19 10:54:54 PM
I'm writing my dissertation on hookups and I've never heard of this researcher after reading through over 60 articles on the subject for my lit review. Her findings, at least to my knowledge, have not been replicated by other researchers and she's citing unpublished research.

A bit dubious if you ask me.
 
2013-07-19 10:55:32 PM

Fallout Boy: poe_zlaw: I was white and wealthy in college and I got to bang tons of slutty white women. As well as a couple of Latinas and Asians, a Hawaiian chick, a couple of sistas, made sweet love to a half sista (I married her), a Jewish girl with the biggest and best tits I ever got to do great things too. Even a couple of poor fat ones.

What does all that mean?

I think it means you got laid a lot in college.


This is fark, I have to disagree on principal. Even if all the facts are on your side, you are wrong.
 
2013-07-19 10:55:46 PM
I'm white, loaded, and had tons of sex in college, but it was in Canada and you wouldn't know any of them.
 
2013-07-19 10:55:52 PM
"This was the question that led me to rethink what was really happening on college campuses.  The vast majority of published research on hookup culture, <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://lisa-wade.com/publications/#hook%20up%20cu lture">mine included, focuses on the gender dynamics: the extent to which college women are empowered or disempowered by their experience with hookup culture. Media coverage of the phenomenon has followed suit. "

If you're talking about "empowerment" you're prolly not getting laid, cupcake... well, unless you're a lesbian.

lisawadedotcom.files.wordpress.com

Certainly not a monster. Perhaps tone down the buzzwords and you'll get more cawk
 
2013-07-19 10:56:22 PM

poe_zlaw: I was white and wealthy in college and I got to bang tons of slutty white women. As well as a couple of Latinas and Asians, a Hawaiian chick, a couple of sistas, made sweet love to a half sista (I married her), a Jewish girl with the biggest and best tits I ever got to do great things too. Even a couple of poor fat ones.

What does all that mean?


What it means probably varies with how much it hurts when you pee.
 
2013-07-19 10:56:34 PM
I never went to college... But I was the cute lead singer in a popular band in my early 20s, so I know tha... Actually, forget that... There were women of all ages, so I could totally skew the tally here. Forget I said anything.
 
2013-07-19 10:58:39 PM

spidermilk: I banged more girls in college than you guys. And they were hotter. And I knew them less than you knew yours. And it was way easier and I was trying way less hard than you guys. The author is a fool, I'd never hookup with that kind of chick.


If you had a dozen 2s or 3s that is your decision, but quantity does not always equate to quality.  Random sex has its allure, but I think when you know the partner and what they like it makes things *so* much more interesting.  So keep your numbers, I'll cherish my own experiences without regrets.
 
2013-07-19 10:59:00 PM

sugarhi: I'm writing my dissertation on hookups and I've never heard of this researcher after reading through over 60 articles on the subject for my lit review. Her findings, at least to my knowledge, have not been replicated by other researchers and she's citing unpublished research.

A bit dubious if you ask me.


Get a real Ph.D.! I keed, my undergrad degree was in psychology. I still research social interaction, its just mostly in rats. And they love to hook up. Also, monkeys love to throw semen.
 
2013-07-19 10:59:13 PM

sugarhi: I'm writing my dissertation on hookups


I really want to sit in on your supervisory committee meetings.
 
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