Kristin and I have discovered (really it was Kristin and someone else who brought this to my attention, but this is my blog and I'm the one taking an informal Internet poll here), being so East Coast and all, that people in the Midwest seem to have a different definition of "hooking up." When I was in college, "hooking up" could mean a variety of things ranging from "making out on her roommate's pile of laundry" to "I sure hope JMU doesn't stop handing out the emergency contraceptive pill because I might be preggers." Turns out that people from the Midwest (well, the two that we asked) claim that hooking up means sex. Doing it. Going all the way. Hand jobs don't count as hooking up in Illinois, apparently.
So, here's what I'm asking from everyone who reads this: please leave a comment and tell me what you think hooking up means. Can it just mean fondling? Does it have to define actual sex? (I assume some sort of penetration is the definition of sex. We can discuss that at a later date.) (Oh, God, my brother reads my blog and he's going to see that I used the word "penetration.") And, in your comment, let me know where you're from: the East Coast, the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Texas, etc. I won't even get offended if you leave anonymous comments. I'm just very curious.
Also, if you're from the Midwest and you enjoy making out, please let me know. I'm not going to proposition you or anything (although I was Make Out King my senior year of college. I have a plaque to prove it); it seems like the two Midwesterners we "polled" were also not fans of making out, which is something that Kristin and I just DON'T GET.