What does "hooking up" mean to you?

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What does "hooking up" mean to you?

Sera Sera
I've thought of "hooking up" in different ways. Sex, dates, talking. What do you think it means personally?
08/12/2010
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chelseahotel1224 chelseahotel1224
Quote:
Originally posted by Sera
I've thought of "hooking up" in different ways. Sex, dates, talking. What do you think it means personally?
I've mostly heard/ used it in two different ways: making out and having sex. Maybe it's where I'm from, but most people I know don't use 'do you want to hook up tonight?' as 'do you want to hang out tonight?' I'm used to it being used sexually.
08/12/2010
sexysweetieshan sexysweetieshan
I just think of having sex when I hear hooking up. That's my opinion.
08/12/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I've heard it mostly used sexually, but I've also heard a guy tell his male friends "let's hook up later" and I'm sure they just meant meet up.
08/12/2010
Lady Venus Lady Venus
sex with no strings attached, or booty call.
08/12/2010
Envy Envy
I tend to see it as putting two people together to start them dating, or to hang out. I never heard it referred to by my friends as a booty call.
08/12/2010
Gary Gary
When I hear that someone 'hooked up' with someone else... I always assume that means sex stuff.
08/12/2010
Envy Envy
I forgot to add, I know some people that when they say they "got the hook up" they're meaning they have connections that got them usually illegal drugs. But again, I've not heard it used sexually.
08/12/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
to me, hooking up is basically just meeting up with a friend or acquaintance for the sole purpose of having sex, with the possibility of maybe going out for dinner afterwards. Generally though its no strings attached style sex for the sake of sex without any kind of emotional connection
08/12/2010
Brian Brian
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
I tend to see it as putting two people together to start them dating, or to hang out. I never heard it referred to by my friends as a booty call.
I'm the same here but I know that other people use it in this way
08/12/2010
NightNight NightNight
When I was in middle school it meant making out... unless I was misunderstanding it.

Now, as an adult, it definitely means some sort of sexual relations taking place.

If someone asked me if I wanted to hook up as in hang out with them I would be somewhat taken aback.
08/12/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
Quote:
Originally posted by chelseahotel1224
I've mostly heard/ used it in two different ways: making out and having sex. Maybe it's where I'm from, but most people I know don't use 'do you want to hook up tonight?' as 'do you want to hang out tonight?' I'm used to it being used sexually.
seconded
08/12/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
meeting someone for SEX
08/12/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I mainly think that it refers to having sex (no matter what kind)... Maybe thats just the "college girl" in me though lol
08/13/2010
Miss Naughty Kitty Miss Naughty Kitty
Quote:
Originally posted by chelseahotel1224
I've mostly heard/ used it in two different ways: making out and having sex. Maybe it's where I'm from, but most people I know don't use 'do you want to hook up tonight?' as 'do you want to hang out tonight?' I'm used to it being used sexually.
yeah i agree is mostly used sexually
08/13/2010
Coralbell Coralbell
Either making out or sex.
08/13/2010
Alura Une Alura Une
In my circle, it always simply meant "going out". While I thought of another very possible meaning to the phrase, dating was all it was to me. That understanding created an extremely awkward situation--I think while I was still in high school, my mom asked how a certain friend was doing and I said that he had hooked up with so-and-so and she looked shocked by what I said. My mom is the prudest prude of all prudes (didn't get a sex talk from her) and she had me explain what I meant and then she relaxed a little. I realized I had said the wrong thing and was very careful with that phrase from then on...
08/13/2010
Envy Envy
I kinda find it funny that I'm one of the few who doesn't see it as being sexual or never heard it that way. I wonder if area has something to do with it? Like state-wise? No idea, but it's kinda interesting.
08/13/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Around here it means having sex.
08/13/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
It always meant meeting up as in "So and So and I are hooking up later". I have heard the popular references to sex and drugs and heard it used that way. Seems that soon it'll have as many meanings as Dude!
08/13/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
The way I've heard it used the meaning is sometimes ambiguous. My college age son says it means meeting for sex.
08/13/2010
Alura Une Alura Une
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
I kinda find it funny that I'm one of the few who doesn't see it as being sexual or never heard it that way. I wonder if area has something to do with it? Like state-wise? No idea, but it's kinda interesting.
That is what I'm wondering--if certain meanings are stronger in certain areas. I'm in the Southeast U.S., in a particular region with a lot of sexless nerds.
08/15/2010
bobowaxer bobowaxer
Sex for the sake of sex.
03/10/2011
Mell Mell
Hook up to me and my friends means to have sex unless the couple is the same gender, then it only means to kiss and hug and all that unless elaborated on.
03/11/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Hooking up means sex.
03/12/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I don't see a single meaning - it's about context. If my sons says her hooking up with friends - well the meaning is the guys having fun. But when he's hooking up with the girl friend, I'm pretty sure I know what that means.

Language is nuanced - I like it that way.
03/12/2011
cec578 cec578
a minium of very intensive making out ranging to anything but actual sex
03/18/2011
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