Many specialist online dating services or other Internet websites, known as "adult personals" or "adult matching" sites, cater to people looking for a purely sexual relationship, without emotional attachments.
Black and Latino students are less likely to hook up, as are evangelical Christian students and working-class students.
Data on gay and lesbian students show mixed results, as some research shows that they engage in hookups at the same rate as heterosexual students while others suggest that it occurs less due to college parties not always being gay-friendly, as most hookups occur at such gatherings.
Today, researchers say, casual sex rather than dating is the primary path for young people into having a relationship.
With students, studies have shown that the group most likely to engage in casual sex are white middle or upper-class heterosexuals.
The advent of the pill and other forms of birth control, the Women's Liberation movement, and the legalization of abortion in many countries are believed to have led to a wider practice of casual sex.
Most religions disapprove of sex outside marriage (see religion and sexuality), although the consequences may be very serious, or none.self-sufficient and active, and would love to meet someone with whom to share my interests and activities. I am not looking for a one- night stand but rather something ongoing. Not looking for any commitment or strings attached!! If your are married, single or in a relationship that’s fine with me.An FWB kind of relationship is probably what I am looking for. Don’t want to be your Mom or check up on you all...Hooking up became a widespread practice among young people in the 1980s and 1990s.Researchers say that what differentiates hooking up from casual sex in previous generations of young people is the "virtual disappearance" of dating, which had been dominant from the postwar period onwards.For many, an advantage is the increased quality, quantity and frequency of sex.