To say that our generation is inadequate when it comes to romantic relationships would be the understatement of the year. What are we gaining? The real question is, what are we missing out on? The series of hookups and non-relationships leave us feeling unfulfilled; yet, barely anyone seems willing to do anything about it. The epidemic of passive man is upon us. These days, instead of being presented with a cute plan and a fun date idea for a specific day of the week, women are getting proposals of non-dates and casual hangouts.
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He asked me out last night. Well, sort of. We were at a party when he approached me and said, "Hey, Charlotte. Maybe we'll cross paths tomorrow night? I'll text you.
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Upon talking to my mom and catching up with my family on the phone last week, something was said that made my jaw drop lower than it probably ever has in my entire life. I listened in shock as my mother told me that my sister was picked up for a date earlier in the day, and the boy did not come to the door to pick her up. Instead, he sent her a text message from the drivers seat of the car, and did not feel the need to bring himself to the door to meet my family. And then, I realized, this is nothing out of the ordinary for the millennial generation.
The guy may be noncommittal, or worse, in another no-strings relationship. These letters worry me. They hook up first and ask later. They repress their needs and feelings in order to maintain the connection. Hooking Up is a nonjudgmental window into the relational and sexual challenges facing young women today.