What does H/U stand for?

Hook up

When you see H/U in a text or online, it usually means someone is starting a dating relationship or getting physically close with someone else. This short form stands for hook up and is more commonly written as HU. You can use it as a noun or a verb, depending on the context.

For instance, if your pal, let’s say Jessica, had a cringe-worthy encounter with a dude she met at a conference, she might text you, “Remember that dude from the conference? I had the most bizarre H/U with him. Mid-kiss, he asked about my salary. I bolted right after!” Here, H/U refers to a romantic or physical interaction.

However, H/U isn’t always about romance and intimacy. Sometimes, people use it to talk about a casual hang-out, like catching a movie or chilling with friends. But, to avoid any awkward mix-ups in messages, it’s best to stick to using H/U when you’re referring to romantic situations.

Example for using ‘H/U’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what happened last night? 😮

What’s up? Spill the tea! ☕️

I had the most awkward H/U ever! 😬

Oh no, what happened? 😳

I was making out with this guy, and then he asked about my salary! 🤦‍♀️ I left right after that. 😂

Wow, that’s definitely an awkward moment! 😂