UChicago Kids Fight Nerdy Image With Casual Sex Site

Site tries to fight perception of social ineptitude
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2011 7:56 AM CDT
UChicago Hookups: College Students Fight Nerdy Image With Casual-Sex Site
The logo for UChicago Hookups, a casual dating site centered around the University of Chicago community.   (UChicago Hookups)

(Newser) – The University of Chicago may be known as a bastion of sexless nerd-dom, but some undergrads are changing that with UChicago Hookups, a website that allows students to meet up for, well, whatever they might have in mind. Entries read more or less like the casual-encounters section of Craigslist: people drop notes looking for casual sex, just makeouts, or even a "cuddle buddy," the Chicago Tribune reports.

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So far, the site has 300 registered users, though anyone can look at posts. "We're trying to change the ages-old stereotype that UChicago students are severely sexually deprived. With that in mind, if you're looking for 'where fun comes to die,' you've come to the wrong place," according to the site. Instead, the site's tagline is "where fun comes to thrive." (Read more Chicago stories.)

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