A look into why I hate the hookup culture
Here’s the post that I am positive is going to have my readers and followers drop right off, but I need to say it. I hate the hookup culture. I hated it when I was single. I hated it when I was trying to date single guys when I was in an open relationship and I really struggle with it while trying to date couples off of swinging websites. In my last post, I wrote about how chemistry is key, and I want to take that a step further now. While I fully admit, that I can turn off the emotional connection for a totally delicious yummy 10, the reality is, they are so few and far between that it’s almost not even worth mentioning.
I have in fact hooked up with a cop, simply because of his position of power, his body type, and the fantasy I had about who he represented for my past and future spank bank and carelessly threw out the window any and all conversation. Yes, I am capable of doing this. But, I mean, for me, all the work it took to engage him in a sexual one-time tryst just wasn’t worth it. I mean, I am glad I did it. But the repeatability factor of all the time and energy just for the one hour or so, it exhausts me just to think about. And the reason I mention this fact at all, is that many studies say that women have a much harder time reaching sexual satisfaction if there is zero emotional connection. And for the matter of this post, that is not the reason I dislike hookups. Not orgasming has never been my issue. Instead, it is the quality and the time factor that really are the keys here, especially as I get older (wiser).
Ok, let’s get back to the topic of hookup culture, which I sense is something that people equate swinging with, people including me. I do, in fact believe that many swingers are just looking to hook-up for one evening and never talk to the people they slept with again. There is an excitement and rush to that, so I would be wrong to say that I hate that aspect of things. What I am struggling with is the expectation of just hookups. The, all dressed up, so you might as well fuck me, mentality that many seem to have. Or the couples you chat with online who want a guarantee of action before they will commit to meeting for drinks. That’s just not my style. Sex is not, and should not be the expectation or a sure thing. Even typing that I cringe. And yet, when chatting with people on swingers sites, I find that this is very much the case.
So maybe I shouldn’t look to swinger sites to find couples then right? When the dating pool is this small, you go where the people are. And yes, we have found a lot of people, just like us, navigating these murky waters looking for a fit. I see constantly posts about people who are in-between swinging and poly. They have no label, and no specific place to find people. So they do what we do, cast their lines out in hopes to get a nibble. I do wish that I could attend a non-monogamous beer hall, where all the people there have one thing in common, being non-monogamous. I think that would be an amazing thing to start trending. But, as that will take time, work, and a catchy name, for now we are left with munches, and swinger parties. These are not a perfect fit, but they are a start.
And well, the bottom line is, I want to get to know people. And beyond that, I love the idea that my partner and I could sleep with them too. And even better, that we could do it on a semi-regular basis, and hang out, and share our celebrations and be a part of each other’s lives. That’s what I desire in people. I want more than just their bodies or a quick orgasm. I want the whole person, the entire couple, the formation of a foursome, or even moresomes. I want it all. I want more than just a hookup!
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