When you date someone you get to know them and you form a real connection.
Hooking up is superficial and the human aspect is completely lost.
Last week we spoke to three sociologists who debunked some of the myths surrounding college dating — namely that hook-up culture is more of a subculture, and yes, dating still exists. We interviewed 30 campus co-eds to find out, and asked them whether or not they prefer hooking up to dating or vice versa.
Their answers span the entire relationship spectrum, proving that attitudes towards college relationships are diverse and changing. Everyone at college is afraid of losing touch after graduation, so taking a chance on keeping someone around in a serious way is scary.
– Mark*Friends With Benefits I think dating still exists to a degree in college, but it's intermingled with the hook-up culture.That's the hopeless romantic in me talking and he'll never shut up.– Aaron*This semester I realized that I will always love someone who doesn't love me.– Tara*Relationship People I’m in my first real relationship ever!It's really nice to have someone always there and interested in my day and who wants to spend time with me.I wasn’t that into it and I didn’t want to be in a relationship.