As Observer writer Miranda Wilson pointed out in her piece, “Gendered Pleasure: Failures of the Hook Up Culture,” modern journalists have proclaimed left and right that on college campuses, dating is dead; instead, the “hook-up culture” reigns. Many hold the opinion that the hook-up culture hinders gender equality. Specifically, according to Miranda, our culture of
Sex is on our minds all the time. We can be happily single, desperately looking for love, part of a serious relationship, or trying to piece together the blur of our most recent hook up, but our intimate relationships with each other dictate a large part of our lives here on campus. Though sometimes it feels like the Tufts campus is brimming with happy couples, most students still find themselves entrenched within Tufts’ particular brand of hook-up culture. However, growing sick of the hook-up scene, more and more college students are turning to online dating as a legitimate alternative to the 123 basement.