Prudish NYT Columnist Condemns 'Hooking-Up'

Charles Blow has discovered 'the demise of dating' -- and he is not happy about it.

Divining the sexual habits of teenagers -- and then overreacting to them -- has always been a favorite pastime for older people  (or at least since moral opprobrium and teenagers were invented).

It certainly hasn't been any different the past few years, especially given our prurient and sensationalist media's tendency to amplify alarmist 'trends' about young peoples' sexuality (teenage girls trade blow jobs for pats on the head! Teens text each other sexy pictures! Hook-up culture has supplanted church square-dances!)

Recently, NYT columnist Charles M. Blow discovered "the demise of dating", and he is not happy about it: