On any college campus, it’s a classic situation to casually hook up with a guy you may, or may not, know very well.What happens, though, when he becomes your go-to hookup?Her Campus spoke with America’s Dating Doctor – the real life Hitch – David Coleman, along with college guys and girls about these long-term hookups to help us answer the question of: how casual is your long-term hookup? The first issue is deciding what qualifies as “long-term.” In our survey of forty-four college students from various schools across the country, fifty-four percent of respondents said that they consider a long-term hookup to be one lasting at least over one month.*Most of the students in our survey chose to remain anonymous for privacy reasons. Eighty percent said sometime in the past they had been in, what they considered to be a long-term hookup.
In my case, the age gap was actually a cavernous black hole defying space and time. Another lesson in dating: a fling with someone in your professional/personal circle is more often than not bad news. He’s old and sick now, and she takes care of him (even financially), but she’s still partying and sleeping around. I sometimes imagine what would have happened if I had stayed with my older man.
“Once is an occurrence, twice is a repeat, three times is a pattern,” he says.
“When you reach three times with the same person, you’re a couple.” Sure, to those of us in college this might seem a little soon to be considering yourself a couple, but, after you’ve hooked up three times (without hooking up with anyone else between, of course), you’re probably more likely to call each other and make the hookups or hangouts even more common.
Dating a douchebag will make you a bit jaded when you enter your next relationship.
You’ll automatically enter this new amorous encounter with a hint of suspicion.
What began as a romantic adventure into unconventional love turned into a disaster I should have seen coming from waaaay over the hill. How old you actually are doesn't necessarily have a lot to do with your lifestyle.