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Hooking-up is a new trend in the lives of today’s young adults. It has become the most common heterosexual form of a relationship on college campuses. But what exactly is hooking-up? According to social scientist, hooking-up is “a sexual encounter, usually lasting only one night, between two people who are strangers or brief acquaintances.” This literary review will look at the social norms, benefits, and personal factors that have caused many students to make the switch from traditional dating to hooking-up. Some of the serious consequences that can go along with hooking-up for females are depression, unplanned pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. Research has shown that college females may not be as comfortable with these new sexual encounters as it may appear.