College dating is the set of behaviors and phenomena centered on the seeking out and the maintenance of romantic relationships in a university setting.
These meetings were all strictly surveyed, typically by the woman's family, in order to protect the reputations of all involved and limit such possibilities as pregnancy.
In this format, dating became about competing for the potential mate with the highest social payoff.
On a campus in the late 1930s, a man's possession of a car or membership in a key fraternity might win him the attention of his female classmates.
Hooking up is unique for when and why the sexual encounter occurs: instead of building a relationship before initiating sexual acts (from kissing to intercourse), hooking up allows the participants to become intimate without the expectation of commitment.
Glenn and Marquardt's research shows the prominence of hooking up on modern-day college campuses; they found that approximately 40% of college women have participated in a hookup, with as many as 25% of that number having participated in this practice a minimum of six times.However, the goal of the process was still focused on ending in a marriage.