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Websites Seek to Promote Hookups, Matchmaking at U of C

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 18, 2011 3:40PM


Two websites run by anonymous University of Chicago students aim to promote matchmaking and casual hookups between students on campus. Guess which one's getting all the press?

UChicagohookups launched last month and, according to site administrator Thiskid2000, connects students looking for quickies at the Regenstein bookstacks, afternoon delights, sneaky encounters in the student on-campus pub and even three-ways. With personals ads like "Finals Are Behind Me... who wants to take their place?" and "Lie tangent to these curves...", it's clear that a long-term relationship isn't in the cards here. The hookup listings are also Facebook-integrated, so U of C students can "like" them.

For U of C students looking for more than just trying out Kama Sutra positions in a twin bed, there's UChicagoLove. That website's mission?

"(W)e want to bring romance back on this campus - making it a bit easier for people who'd rather have a dinner date than a hookup to find someone - someone great."

Good luck with that.