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Do Tell: What's Your Definition of "Hooking Up"?

Do Tell: What's Your Definition of "Hooking Up"?

Over the weekend, I got into a friendly debate with a girlfriend about what the term "hooking up" means. I consider it kissing and perhaps a little petting, but by no means third base. To my dismay, she equated "hooking up" to having sex, but since when was sex so run of the mill? There's no right or wrong answer to this one, so ladies, do tell, what's your definition of "hooking up"?

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Tari007 Tari007 9 years
To me hooking up is making-out and maybe some petting. Otherwise it's sleeping together or having sex.
yaliyah yaliyah 9 years
any physical contact that is unplanned with no strings attached.
amkc amkc 9 years
Making out.
kaenai kaenai 9 years
When the words "hooking up" meant something to me, it meant to meet for a date, or just to meet up with someone, or a group of people. There was nothing sexual about it. You might 'hook up' for dinner, or you might 'hook up' for a movie. Everything is sex now. People and their damn hormones, I swear. I suppose every generation feels like they have to take things one step further than the last one, but imagine, for all the people who think it means casual sex, what your kids will eventually think it means.
cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
To me it means anything involving genitals. Some of my friends think it means making out.
jedimasterarmi jedimasterarmi 9 years
i thought hooking up was casual totally horny in the moment sex.
smp7328 smp7328 9 years
I thought that everyone knew that hooking up = sex until my mom said that i should hook up with this one guy who works at a neighborhood coffee place that she thought was cute, and I was like WTF?!? "Mom, I don't think that word means what you think it means." So I stand corrected ;)
bbkf bbkf 9 years
Everything but sex.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
to me, it means simply meeting up casually. not necessary for sex.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
To me, it means anything from making out to sex but is casual.
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 9 years
To me, Hook-Up= Sex that leads nowhere, ie a one night stand.
silly_pickle silly_pickle 9 years
Casual sex, I've never thought any different before now.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 9 years
hmmmm, i always thought it meant everything but sex....
shoegal22 shoegal22 9 years
To me and my friends 'hangingout' is anything but sex and 'hooking up' is sex, unless we say that we hooked up for coffee, then it's obviously just getting a coffee.
jJuliet jJuliet 9 years
I always thought it meant meet up casually, like going out for drinks. More recently, it has been used as a euphemism for sex.
Jacinthe Jacinthe 9 years
sex.
leztnerp leztnerp 9 years
It can mean anything from kissing to sex, but mostly I hear or use it in reference to at least third base.
Jessie-M Jessie-M 9 years
For me, it means sex, but its not a word I use. If I had sex with someone I'd just say it. It seems a little immature to refer to it as 'hooking up'.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 9 years
Hooking up is more than making out, but less than sex (oral sex is part of hooking up though)!
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 9 years
Making out and maybe fooling around, but I know many people who use it to refer to as sex.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hooking up to me is anything BUT sex. If I were to have sex I would say sex.
Marci Marci 9 years
I'm with popgoestheworld, too. Hooking up means sex; not necessarily out and out doing it, but more than just holding hands.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
hooking up = sex fooled around = making out
nancita nancita 9 years
I was also shocked the first time I realized lots of people equate "hooking up" with sex. I just use it to mean making out! I shudder to think of the times I was talking about "hooking up" and people might have thought I was talking about sleeping around. Ha!
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Wellllllllllllllll, I have always thought, as well as my friends, that hooking up means sex.
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