Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships

Scary article and its own relativistic perspective is becoming the norm in our culture.  In 20 years the psychological damage that this behavior will bring about will be huge.  If we think people are having trouble committing now...

Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships : NPR
The hookup — that meeting and mating ritual that started among high school and college students — is becoming a trend among young people who have entered the workaday world. For the many who are delaying the responsibilities of marriage and child-rearing, hooking up has virtually replaced dating.

It is a major shift in the culture over the past few decades, says Kathleen Bogle, a professor of sociology and criminal justice at La Salle University.

Young people during one of the most sexually active periods of their lives aren't necessarily looking for a mate. What used to be a mate-seeking ritual has shifted to hookups: sexual encounters with no strings attached.

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