1. Wolfe 2000, book jacket.
2. Bailey 1988.
3. See Miller and Gordon (1986) for a discussion of the decline of formal dating in high school.
4. Bianchi and Casper 2000.
5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics 2001.
6. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics 2002.
7. The findings from this national study were presented in a report to the Independent Women's Forum. Although the study was nationally representative and conducted by scholars, the findings, to my knowledge, have never been peer reviewed.
8. Glenn and Marquardt 2001, 4.
9. For evidence of the decline of dating on college campuses, see Horowitz 1987; Moffatt 1989; Murstein 1980; Strouse 1987.
10. For a discussion of the connection between hooking up and rape on the college campus, see Armstrong 2005, Sanday 2006. For an examination of the effects of divorce on college women's involvement with hooking up, see Glenn and Marquardt 2001.
11. Sherman and Tocantins 2004; McPhee 2002.
12. See C. Wright Mills's The Sociological Imagination (1959) for his classic statement on seeing personal troubles as public issues.
13. The term “hooking up” has appeared in other studies using college student samples. However, these studies were focused on subject matter outside of consensual intimate interaction, for example, sexual assault on campus (Boswell and Spade 1996) and drug use among college women (Williams 1998). These studies, as well as two nonrepresentative studies that did focus directly on the subject of hooking up (Lambert, Kahn, and Apple 2003; Paul and Hayes 2002) will be discussed in later chapters.