9 Common One Night Stand Mistakes We All Make
A one night of hot steamy sex is great, except the awkwardness that sometimes happens. Here are common mistakes that you’ll want to avoid.
1. Great expectations.
It isn’t impossible for a one night stand to lead to a relationship down the road. However, it can only happen if both people are feeling it. You should approach your one night stand like a one-time-only type of deal. If you feel chemistry brewing between you two, there’s nothing wrong with asking for a second date — just don’t assume that it’ll always work out how you may have dreamed.
2. Singles only.
One rule of one night stands is that you always look to hook up with people who are single. You don’t want to be the reason someone’s relationship is ruined, do you?
3. Take proper precautions.
One of the biggest mistakes you’d make in a one night stand is not using protection. Not only is it risky because you could catch or transmit an STI, but you don’t really want to be tied to someone for the rest of your life (hello co-parenting) simply because you didn’t strap up.
4. Rushing in too quickly.
It’s all too common that when you have a one night stand, one person catches feelings for the other person. Unfortunately, this could really mess up your ego if the feelings aren’t reciprocated.
5. You never know where it might lead.
One night stands don’t come with a guaranteed second date, but that doesn’t mean you can ask for one. If you feel like there is chemistry between you and your partner, you can ask for that second date — but remember mistake #1, you shouldn’t have high expectations either.
6. You don’t have to play hostess the morning after.
One night stand is a one-time thing, so you aren’t obligated to give them any more time than that one night. This means you can sneak out while they are in the bathroom or be straight forward and tell them you have to go. It’s that simple.
7. Don’t forget anything.
You should never leave anything to the other person’s place post-hookup. If you’re hoping for a second meet up, then maybe you could and test your luck. But, it still isn’t recommended because they might throw your stuff out.
8. Keep the alcohol out of the equation.
Alcohol can be a great way to let your inhibitions down, but it can also cause trouble. Your best bet would be to have one or two drinks, and that’s all. If you drink too much, you might not want to roll over and see who’s laying next to you — if you know what we’re saying.
9. The walk of shame.
If you don’t know what the walk of shame is, count yourself lucky because you don’t want to be “that girl.” If you think you’re going to be having a one night stand, pack a different shirt or dress so it isn’t quite as obvious.