By Slim Jackson
Depending on who you ask, “Hooking Up” can have a variety of meanings. Is it making out? Is it a peck on the lips? Is it spooning in the dark? Is it heavy petting with neck kisses? Is it touching in a special area? Is it coitus? Is it fell… or cunning…? We’ve all been in those conversations where someone says “Did you hear that Herbie Red hooked up with Cruella Johnson?” My first question is usually “How?”. I’ll get the puzzled look in return and then have to explain that their statement was ambiguous before offering props to the dude. I also find that this phrase takes on different meanings amongst the races…noooo, this isn’t an entry about race! But seriously, there were times in college where I saw my Caucasian pals ferociously making out in a corner (with women). The next day one of them may say “Dude, did you see me hooking up with that chick in the corner last night?” In the back of my mind, I’m thinking that I saw them kissing but not hooking up in the way I’d interpret it. Thus, making me less impressed. I didn’t tell them that though. I usually just gave them a high five and kept it moving.
Now given the variety of definitions for the phrase, how do you think that rumors of “hooking up” impact a dude or a chick’s reputation? Rephrased, how does hearing that someone “hooked up” impact his or her marketability for a relationship? I know that I look at somebody who pecked someone on the lips drunkenly a lot differently than the girl who made a few visits to the Frat house during a semester. Granted, those are 2 extremes and I left out all the in-betweens (puns galore). A lot of our readers are beyond college, we know. But still, you know exactly what I’m talking about. “Hooking Up” is more vague than “I had Ray-Ray/Jackie come over last night after work”. Thoughts are encouraged and appreciated…as usual.
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