So let’s talk about sex (barely.) I’m not necessarily a big fan of casual hookups; an arrangement that is intended for convenience is actually full of rules and regulations because lord forbid someone catches feelings. Everyone has their own method to keep them feels away, no kissing, don’t call before a certain time, no spending the night, no cuddling, no eye contact…for all this effort to feel detached why not just leave money on the nightstand. (Oh yeah, laws and shit). I’m the worst kinda casual hookup, I like affection, going out, and what’s otherwise deemed “relationship shit” while also maintaining the consistency that is not wanting your ass. Essentially, I’m a Gemini. I recently learned that people have clear distinctions between a jump off, fuckbuddy, and friends with benefits while I never really saw the point in creating an upper single class. To me it’s still rejection; “I only like you enough to sleep with”. It’s the inconvenient truth behind casual hookups. *whispers* You are either sleeping with someone who isn’t what you want or you aren’t what they want.
*Funk Flex bombs*
For whatever reason or several, it just ain’t on that relationship trajectory and so you’re just enjoying the Netflix and chill. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, just call it what it is. Some people can keep that arrangement happily for years, most can’t. (Debate your cat). Way back when, my coping mechanism was denial. I reveled in it for a while, psssh unattached sex? Bet. Like that time I met this girl at this frat party…
…and it turned out they were a couple. Anyway, even the come thru dude is eventually going to wonder why y’all can’t at least grab dinner sometime, or feel a type of way about the way you said you could NEVER date someone like them. Its not necessarily “catching feelings” as much as it’s just “damn, that’s how you see me?”
It’s common practice for the less invested party to deflect, like in that TheNeighborsSoiree and Drake Come and See Me song; the girl is like, can you not just call me drunk late at night to come thru, act like you have some couth. They proceeded to make her valid concern into a catchy hook like yo she tripping. It was a truth I had to face with someone, that it wasn’t poor timing or the past…it was just never going to be her. She didn’t “catch feelings” for me, she recognized her place in my life and dipped out. I wish her well. I would’ve done the same roles reversed (or at least waited until I met someone cuz who really tryna be quitting jobs without another lined up…but God is still working on me).
So what did we learn here? Casual sex is great!!! (Provided don’t catch feelings, manage expectations, and have little to no desire to pursue an exclusive relationship) …or at the very least just lie to yourself. It’s human nature to get attached to people you’re smashing as well as the resentment that comes when you are attachment to someone who isn’t yours. Yet it’s hipper to pretend we don’t care about these things. (Yes, millenial girl with the septum piercing I know YOU’RE the exception you love to hook up with guys and you never feel a thing, you’re awesome). It could be so much simpler if we would all just stay single, stick to our standards, and not entertain or smash anyone we aren’t serious about….
I hate it here.