Accordingto Garcia, Reiber, and Massey’s (2012) journal entry the phrase hooking up has been used to represent thesexual activity that happens between individuals who are not in a committed romantic relationship.
Hook-up culture does not only include sexual intercourse but also includesall sexual encounters like kissing and oral sex. These sexual activities arisewithout any guarantee of a more traditionally committed relationship. Collegestudents have used the practice of hooking up for many years (Gracia, Reiber, Massey, 2012). Also according to Garcia andReinber, hook-ups are progressively becomingmore normal among the youth of America, illustrating the apparent shift in receptivity,compliance and approval of this new culture of sex. Shaping this shift ispopular culture, and the medias portrayal of sexuality. The media suggest that hook-ups,can be satisfying and fun without the traditional strings being attached. (Gracia, Reiber, Massey, 2012).
Hook-up upculture is different than the adaptive perspective of mate selection. Usuallymate selectiondepends on natural selection which is when a women looks for a capable robustmates who can afford to protect and supply for her and her future family while maleslook for young, and healthy females who can fulfill their underlying objectiveof reproduction. Hook-up culture isdifferent then the adaptive perspective of mate selection because in mateselection both male and femalecompete for their choice of mate. Females will pursue a partner who has themeans to support their parental efforts and that is not something women seekwhen looking for a casual hook-up. The social norms found in hook-up culture isdifferent then those found in mate selection. In western culture when men andwomen hook-up they are just having fun and looking to satisfy their sexualneeds and are not looking for someone with the ability to adequately reproduce withto safeguard the survival of their offspring, nor are they trying to ensure thepassing on of genotypes.