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[′hu̇k‚əp]
(electricity)
An arrangement of circuits and apparatus for a particular purpose.
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This leads to an interesting dilemma; in heterosexual hookups, men and women are both involved, however women may suffer social consequences because of it.
Since hookups suppress emotions and adhere to rigid scripts, students have little normalized space to express their own apprehensions.
In a world of Tinder, texting, cohabitation and casual hookups, the days of 1950s courtship are long gone.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new dating feature is "not just for hookups" but to build "meaningful, long-term relationships."
The casualties of "casual sex": A qualitative exploration of the phenomenology of college students' hookups. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19(5), 639-661.
As with previous Ponyboy releases, Hookups is a record with a conceptual twist.
homes still have traditional TV hookups, so why is Nielsen interested in tracking the viewing habits of a such a small percentage of the population?
After describing their one-night stand experience, additional probes were pursued, including "Did you have any prior intentions to have a hookup on this specific occasion?" "What kind of signals did you or your partner give off to make you appear to be more attractive?" "Was there a time you singled out your partner to get them alone?" "Can you describe to me what kind of attributes stood out about your partner, or that stood out about you--which led to this episode?" Open-ended attitudinal items were also asked about hookups (e.g., opinions about hookups, perceptions of others).
Moreover, not all men who engage in MSM encounters or that place personal ads seeking sexual encounters with other men identify as gay or bisexual; this might be particularly relevant in the study of those who seek out hookups with married men.
What elevated the C sea from satisfactory to incredible was extreme speed, Bass would hit it pretty often as it sat there with occasional twitching, per the suggested technique, but always gingerly and hookups ran about one in eight.
Many students told us that it was common to use "hookups" as a method of relaxation.
Briggs expressed concern over approving the hookup. "If we keep taking these actions (approving hookups against the orders of DCR), we could be putting the town in harm's way," he said.