Allow me to be a pompous jerk for a second and quote myself from something I wrote in my blog in ’09:
This morning, while jogging, I had a revelation.
I haven’t been on a date in years.
Instead I’ve been…ugh…’hooking up.’ First of all, I hate that effing phrase. I used to say, ‘hook up’ instead of meet up. For example: “Hey Stacey let’s hook up later at the Valley party.” OK first of all I don’t know anyone named Stacey and I don’t go to parties in the Valley. Which isn’t to say that I wouldn’t; I just never know of anyone who has Valley parties.
That’s one reason. Now I can’t say, “Oh yeah, I hooked up with my brother after the show.” People would really misinterpret that.
Another reason…it just grosses me out. It makes me sound like I’m an outlet or a plug. I am not. I am a human being. I think it’s more adult to say, “we slept together/were intimate/fooled around” whatever. If you’re having sex, you’re an adult, and you should see it as such. Sex can be fun and breezy but there’s a certain level of adulthood you should reach before you engage. Also, ‘hook up’ leaves a lot to the imagination. If your friend is asking you if you ‘hooked up’ and you had oral sex, why not just say, “We had oral sex.” What’s so weird about that? And if it’s not your friend who’s asking you, that is inappropriate and I personally wouldn’t answer.
That’s the other thing about ‘hooking up.’ Because it’s such a vague term, people you aren’t very close with feel like they can ask you if you hooked up with Darren. Or whatever.
Where did this come from? Who started this? I want to hook them up with a punch in the face.
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