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Richard_Head
07-03-2008, 10:15 AM
I was talking with a dancer at a club recently when the subject of the "hook up" came up? As we were talking it became apparent to me that her definition of a "hook up" was different from mine. I've always thought of a "hook up" as having sex with somebody. She says it means to kiss or make out with somebody. So what does everybody think?

yoda57us
07-03-2008, 11:09 AM
It's sex

Richard_Head
07-03-2008, 04:30 PM
It's sexThat's what I thought too but apparently not everybody see's it that way. It's not even clear in the URBAN DICTIONARY (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hook+up).

yoda57us
07-03-2008, 04:34 PM
Well, you asked, I answered. I'm too old and hopelessly un-hip to care about what the urban dictionary has to say about it. In my circle, it's sex.

TheTempest
07-03-2008, 04:36 PM
It means making out to me.

This leads to much confusion when hanging out with Yoda's circle.

yoda57us
07-03-2008, 06:27 PM
It means making out to me.

This leads to much confusion when hanging out with Yoda's circle.

Obviously the fact that I am old enough to remember the summer of love is working against me here.../:O

Bob_Loblaw
07-03-2008, 11:10 PM
Both.

Brendita
07-04-2008, 01:59 AM
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Jenny
07-04-2008, 05:53 AM
I would have said "C". Like a sexual encounter.

Gemma
07-04-2008, 07:26 AM
I use it to mean anything from kissing to sex. The whole benefit of saying 'we hooked up' is that you don't have to go into details of what you actually did, it's a grey area.

renaissance
07-04-2008, 11:35 AM
I use it to mean anything from kissing to sex. The whole benefit of saying 'we hooked up' is that you don't have to go into details of what you actually did, it's a grey area.

Bingo! My thoughts exactly.

i.breathe.in
07-04-2008, 12:25 PM
in my area hooking up means having sex or dating...depends ont he context.

FBR
07-04-2008, 12:58 PM
I voted C

Actually I had no idea but I cheated and asked one of my sons. So while my vote isn't pure I think it is representative of the popular mindset. He said hooking up can range from partying one on one to making out to sex.

FBR

snow white
07-04-2008, 01:50 PM
i voted sex. because oral sex is still sex. kissing is not. but then again im not a makeout whore. so maybe each persons definition depends on the flexibility of their own casual sex life?

Vyanka
07-05-2008, 03:28 PM
To me it means making out. I always referred to it as that. But now a days when someone says it, it leaves me wondering if it's kissing or fucking.

I should've voted for C. doh

ahmeerah
07-05-2008, 04:02 PM
I voted both BUT there's a difference between saying "Let's hook up" and "We hooked up." I'll say let's hook up to my girl/boyriends and just mean "hang out."

FBR
07-05-2008, 05:29 PM
I voted both BUT there's a difference between saying "Let's hook up" and "We hooked up." I'll say let's hook up to my girl/boyriends and just mean "hang out."

Clearly, it is not clear. Thus the reason for the poll :)

FBR

Richard_Head
07-06-2008, 08:44 PM
Clearly, it is not clear. Thus the reason for the poll :)

FBRAnd the poll hasn't clarified things either :-[. I guess I shouldn't be assuming that it means sex anymore.

greenidlady1
07-06-2008, 09:17 PM
"hook up" means sex IMO.

Casual Observer
07-07-2008, 08:59 PM
Sex...hopefully. Ahem.

Joplin
08-05-2008, 06:55 PM
If someone said "we hooked up at the mall" I'd think they met each other at the mall that day, like a date. If I already knew they were meeting at the mall and she said "we hooked up at the mall", I'd say "hooked up how?" and hopefully she'd drop the slang and just say kiss or sex.

doc-catfish
08-06-2008, 05:50 PM
Either sex or a relationship, or attaching a trailer.

JayATee
11-19-2008, 03:42 PM
Well, you asked, I answered. I'm too old and hopelessly un-hip to care about what the urban dictionary has to say about it. In my circle, it's sex.


Sounds like I'm a lot younger, and it means sex to me also, so dont feel bad. ;D

ahc1978
11-19-2008, 06:36 PM
It's definitely "c." It's an intentionally ambiguous term - by saying you "hooked up" with someone you let people know that something happened without disclosing all the details and thus infringing upon your "hook up" 's privacy.

ahc1978
11-19-2008, 06:37 PM
When I say it "definitely" means that, I mean in the contemporary vernacular. In Haight-Ashbury in the summer of love it may have had a different connotation and I defer to our older members on that.