new york times magazine hookup culture - Many students today have never been on a traditional date, said donna freitas, who has taught religion and gender studies at boston university and hofstra and is the author of the forthcoming book, “the end of sex: how hookup culture is leaving a generation unhappy, sexually unfulfilled, and confused about intimacy. ”she spent the night at the apartment, which kicked off a cycle of weekly hookups, invariably preceded by a thursday night text message from him saying, ‘hey babe, what are you up to this weekend? Raised in the age of so-called “hookup culture,” millennials — who are reaching an age where they are starting to think about settling down — are subverting the rules of courtship. “dating culture has evolved to a cycle of text messages, each one requiring the code-breaking skills of a cold war spy to interpret.
"Last week the New York Times ran a column by a Towson University professor who believes Gen Y has lost the ability to love.