Hooking up with Derick last night was the biggest mistake in my life. Chicago, IL: Top definition. And this is especially true for men and women in regards to having intercourse—or not having intercourse. The trend toward marrying later may be what is fueling the hookup scene on college campuses. Human Nature.
Once in college, for most students, the parental aspect is diminished leaving a student feeling a high degree of freedom to truly explore and expand their whole personal identity, strongly including sexual identity in this "sexual arena.
University of Washington. Project Zero. Studies suggest that the degree of alcoholic intoxication directly correlates with the level of risky behavior. Archived from the original on June 10, The Boston Globe. Real Life. Cable television is filled with reality shows that depict an image of partying and glorified hookups, one of the most well known shows being MTV's Jersey Shore.