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  • Hookup apps mean casual sex is on the rise, but does sex with strangers erode intimacy?
  • Hookup apps mean casual sex is on the rise, but does sex with strangers erode intimacy?
    Adam Bronkhorst (2008) ©
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Do you know who you’re getting into bed with?

An evolution of dating apps and websites, the hookup app is a tool designed specifically for users to get laid and get out. But what does the rise of casual sex mean for real relationships?

Location North America / Northern Europe / Oceania / Southern Europe / Western Europe

Scope
Once reserved for hormonal teenagers, hookup culture is no longer restricted by age. It's socially acceptable for anyone who can't bear commitment, or simply doesn't have time for it. Working under a strict no-strings, no-bullshit policy,  everyone involved is here for one thing only.

An evolution of dating apps and websites, the hookup app – the technological buffer for this new relationship paradigm – is a tool designed specifically for users to get laid and get out. But what does the rise of never-see-you-again sex mean for real relationships?

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