Hookup culture is promoted by dating apps and the party scene surrounding college campuses like ASU. However, this may have a negative impact on those involved in said hookups.
Whether you are just coming into college or you're several years out of the dorms, the social pressures of college tend to force you into using popular dating apps like Tinder or hooking up within your housing complex at all times of the night. Especially within the last six years since the rise of dating apps, this culture has expanded to become inescapable in the college dating scene.
According to a study through a student loan refinancing website, LendEDU, 72 percent of "millennial college students" used Tinder.
ASU student Lily, who asked to go by her first name only, talks about how relationships are impacted by hookup culture from her experience. Even as a freshman, this psychology major says that she sees a lot of the effects of hookup culture in her own dorm.
She thinks hookup culture, both throughout the campus and online, has impacted relationship dynamics.
"I think like 90% of the time it's (hooking up) a one-and-done situation," Lily says.
She also says that beyond the stigma surrounding college relationships, there are stereotypes associated with ASU because of its party school reputation.
"I feel like ASU, even though it's trying to get away from it, is still a party school," she says. "When you say you go to ASU there still that stigma of 'oh you go to ASU,' and I feel like parties and hooking up kind of go hand-in-hand."
There is much to talk about that goes beyond college campuses, but the type of work that can be done to promote healthy sexual interactions among students (as well as the larger community) is still left unanswered.