Romantic comedies like "No Strings Attached" and "Friends with Benefits" have convinced many that booty-calls can one day turn into a fairy-tale romance. Unfortunately, we don't live in a world like that. Nowadays, 'not caring' is the modern day romance. Participating in the hook-up culture can be fun and easy, but did you ever stop to think about what you're missing out on?
Traditional dating is dying out because no one wants to make solid plans. Delete your Tinder account and let your crush know that you do indeed like him. Playing hard to get isn't always attractive - what if he sees it as discouraging? What if you're both into each other and could be one of the greatest love stories ever told, but you refuse to try because of your fear of rejection? People would rather find FWB (friends with benefits) because there's no commitment, which means there's no heartache.
I recently came across an article on the NY Times about dating/hook-ups and I thought it was really interesting. The author talks about how, "for my generation, friendship often morphs into a sexual encounter and then reverts to friendship the next day. And it’s easy as long as you don’t put yourself on the line or try too hard."
Of course, if you're single and love everything about the single life, more power to you! If you're someone who's participating in the hook-up culture and hoping to find your Prince Charming amongst it, try something else because hook-ups and booty-calls rarely lead to your ideal relationship!
What do you think of the hook-up culture?