A “One Night Stand” on New Year’s Eve!
Most people would confess to having had at least one “one night stand” in their lifetime, that is, sleeping with someone they just met or for whatever reason don’t plan on seeing again. The appeal of this might be obvious; you don’t need to worry about someone’s feelings being hurt when you don’t see them again since there is no expectation for a relationship.
But what about making a habit of this practice, and if presented with the opportunity to have another one night stand, should you indulge? With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s good to think about this because many people meet at these parties and then hook up overnight with no plans to see each other again afterwards.
No one can tell you what to do with your own life but of course you need to carefully consider the “cons” of this arrangement when considering its enticements. First of all, are you prepared to practice safe sex? The only way to protect yourself from AIDS, sexually transmitted disease, and unexpected pregnancy is to practice safe sex all the time, every time.
Second, are you truly prepared to walk away from someone after hooking up, especially if you wind up enjoying their company more than you imagined? What if you truly never hear from them again? Would you feel hurt or used or betrayed? What if you did run into them again but they are in no way interested in a relationship or seeing you again; would you be prepared to face that?
Give these things some serious consideration, and remember that you can never undo what has been done, so make your decision very carefully.