A: I chose a primarily white, heterosexual sample for two reasons.
When people talk about "hooking up," they're referring to a subculture with a complex set of rules and expectations.
Q: Recent reports about the hookup culture and "friends with benefits" have been seen by some as a cause for alarm. A: I tried to take a more evenhanded approach than previous commentators have on this subject.
Where others have focused primarily on the most extreme behavior, I found that hooking up represents a wide range of behavior.
So, while I cannot answer if it was fundamentally different in the past, I can say hooking up was happening 20 years ago.
Q: Do instant messaging, Facebook and text messages play a significant role in your assessment of hooking up on campus?