The "hook-up" culture is pervasive across many schools and has infiltrated the grounds of Puget Sound. This campus is no exception to the cultural phenomenon that strikes our youth. This may be ideal for some who do not want a long-term relationship or a relationship at all, but fo others, it may seem impossible to find someone who desires the same level of intimacy. It seems that both guys and girls complain about the lack of options available in terms of dating material. Often people refer to wearing "Tacoma goggles" as opposed to "beer goggles" a term referring to lowered expectations or standards on a day-to-day basis rather than simply when drunk.
The time of greatest exploration tends to be either freshman year or the "semester of slut," when some people go balls to the wall (no pun intended), hooking up, making out, and partaking in all sorts of risky business, especially those who have been in a tight grip from parental control and feel the need to express what has been repressed. Some common terms used during freshman year are "dormance" (dorm romance) and sexiled (when you can't go into your room because your roommate is in there with another partner). It is fitting to say that you know you're at Puget Sound when a 7 becomes a 10.