According to Arnold, K (2010) journal entry the phrase hooking up has been
used to represent the sexual activity that happens between individuals who are
not in a committed romantic relationship. Hook-up culture does not only include sexual
intercourse but also includes all sexual encounters like kissing and oral sex. These
sexual activities arise without any guarantee of a more traditionally committed
relationship. College students
have used the practice of hooking up for many years (Arnold, 2010). According to Arnold hook-ups are progressively becoming
more normal among young adults in North America, illustrating the apparent
shift in receptivity, compliance and approval of this new culture of sex. Shaping
this shift is popular culture, and the medias portrayal of sexuality. According
to Arnold, the media suggest that hook-ups, can be satisfying and fun without
the traditional strings being attached.


Hook-up up culture is different than the adaptive perspective
of mate selection. Usually mate selection depends on natural selection which is
when a women looks for a capable robust mates who can afford to protect and
supply for her and her future family while males look for young, and healthy females
who can fulfill their underlying objective of reproduction. Hook-up culture is different then the
adaptive perspective of mate selection because in mate selection both male
and female compete for their choice of mate. Females will pursue a partner who
has the means to support their parental efforts and that is not something women
seek when looking for a casual hook-up. The social norms found in hook-up
culture is different then those found in mate selection. In western culture
when men and women hook-up they are just having fun and looking to satisfy
their sexual needs and are not looking for someone with the ability to adequately
reproduce with to safeguard the survival of their offspring, nor are they
trying to ensure the passing on of genotypes.

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