Hooking up is like eating ice cream in July. At first, it's titillating — especially if you haven't had soft-serve since last August. Then, the cones start to become a bit of a habit of indulgence, which is also totally great and fun. Eventually, though, the ice cream goes from being a blast to being sticky and monotonous. You're going through the motions of shoveling the mint chip directly into your mouth from the Talenti jar, but it's not so fun anymore. The signs you're not into hookups are not unlike the stomachaches that signal you've had too much ice cream. (Or maybe I'm just hungry...)
Even if you're not hooking up with the same person time after time, the whole process of mashing bodies — not feelings — together can get old. If your relationship status has been "casually hooking up because I feel like it," for some time, it's good to consider if you really still feel like it. Casual flings can become disenchanting quicker than summer turns into back-to-school season.
As people, our wants and needs change all of the time. Sometimes, these what we are looking for can change for no particular reason at all, so it's good to check in with yourself about what you're in the mood for these days. Craving a more substantial relationship? A bunch of dating without hooking up? Or not sure yet that you're truly over hooking up? Fear not, because I've got you covered. Here are some signs you're just not into hooking up these days and could use a break.