Advice: No hookup for us

By: Abrena Rowe ~Copy Editor~

Has anyone said, “You just need to hook up with someone?” I get told this often. I complain about being single and my friends’ solution is, “Just hook up with a cute guy or girl,” and then the problem is solved. No, that’s not how it works for me.

Call me old-fashioned, but I need a connection. I need there to be something between my partner and I besides a sexual attraction. I don’t need or want to just hook up with someone because that’s not who I am.

People say college is the time to experiment. This encourages some students to take this advice as a green light to get laid often. By all means, they can do that. I’m not saying sleeping around is a bad thing, it’s just not for me, and I’m sure other students agree with me.

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Abrena Rowe is a copy editor at the Newswire. She is a sophomore athletic training major from Cincinnati.

What is the answer for people like me? Hell if I know. Once I figure it out, I’ll be sure to share it with the rest of the world. I’m convinced my college romantic career is destined to be with jerks and losers who don’t understand what I want in a relationship.

I’ll continue to come across the childish texters, stage-five clingers and

the weird silent starers. I’ll just have to deal with it.

I’m not changing myself or my values for a one-night stand or a couple weeks of fun, and if you’re nodding along to my words, you shouldn’t either.

For those in my situations: Don’t fall victim to peer pressure. Don’t listen to friends’ poor advice because they think a hookup is what you need.

It honestly comes down to you knowing yourself and what you need. If you’re not made for the hookup culture, then don’t participate in it. If you are, sow your seeds, have at it and sex it up.