Historians D'Emilio and Freedman put the beginning of casual sex, including college hookups, further back in history, to the early 1800s, and explain the phenomenon as shaped by historical and cultural forces.
On the other hand, hookup culture is thought to be oppressive and monolithic, with intimacy only occurring within a specific context.
Hooking up is engaged in for the instant gratification for sex, pleasure, a feeling of being loved, an emotional feeling of being adhered to, the thought of the potential of the hookup developing into something less casual, and many more reasons.
The term "hooking up", meaning an instance of casual sex, differs from hookup culture.
But you don't have to give up practicing abstinence or dating.
You can practice abstinence while you are dating if you communicate that you're abstinent, spend time with your date doing non-sexual activities, and stick to your decision.