Is Your Hookup The Exception or The Rule?

Ah, the perils (read: perks) of the single life.

Ginnifer Goodwin in a scene from "He's Just Not That Into You"
(Image credit: Marie Claire)

While reminiscing about drunken college hookups (opens in new tab) and the dreaded morning after, we got to thinking about our own single girl style. Where does your mind go following such an encounter? We know how some guys think, at least. In the words of Bradley Cooper as Ben from He's Just Not That Into You, "Did you just say dry hump? I think I just fell in love." Classy.

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Hallie Gould

Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.