However this was not necessarily because men preferred more casual relationships.
In fact, 71 percent of the men, compared to just 67 percent of the women, said they wished they had more opportunities to find a long-term romantic relationship.
Binge drinking increased the likelihood that students would have unprotected sex during their hookup by around one-third, and using marijuana during a hookup (which 11 percent of students reported) was associated with nearly double the risk of unprotected sex.
Surprisingly, truly casual hookups tended to be safer than others.
Other recent research confirms that women in particular are more likely to feel discontented with their hookups when they drink beforehand.They were instead more likely to have dated other women.While hookups certainly do not carry the expectation of a lasting commitment, many do in fact lead to one.February 11, 2016 For more than 100 years, Valentine’s Day has been a time for romantic candlelit dinner dates.But today, many observers worry, romance and courtship are falling out of favor.Instead of going out on dates, young adults are supposedly meeting up at their homes to “Netflix and chill” or hooking up at big parties, then moving on to the next in a long series of casual sex partners.This is said to harm their chance of entering long-term romantic partnerships. We recently analyzed a survey of over 24,000 college students, collected at 22 colleges and universities around the United States between 20, and found that reports of the death of dating are greatly exaggerated.In other words a majority of hookups did not end with sex, and more than two-thirds of students who did have sex during hookups used a condom.Students who had sex on dates also used condoms two-thirds of the time, but since only 22 percent of dates included sex, that meant that only 7 percent of all dates included unprotected sex.Other recent research finds that even though men are more likely than women to have an orgasm during hookup sex, men and women are almost equally likely to report enjoying their most recent hookup.Our research also revealed that on campuses with a higher proportion of women, women were not more likely to hookup with men or less likely to form long-term relationships with them.