College is all a learning experience. Throughout your four years you will meet new people, lose old friends and develop new relationships. For many people, a new type of relationship, and one of the shortest you will find, will form and this is the one night stand. Whether you met him at a bar or he’s the cute guy from last semester’s history class, your relationship will only last you until the next morning when you can walk, heels in hand back to your room at 6am. However, not everyone is always on the same page with this casual hookup. So to keep things from ending poorly, here is a list of red flags for your next one night stand:
10. You have to be quiet because his mom is home- Now he deserves the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he is just trying to save some money on rent but you do not want to wake up in the morning to his mom cooking you breakfast and asking what your intentions with her son are.
9. He has a picture with his girlfriend next to his bed- Although it is just a one night stand, you really do not want to be the other woman. While you may not owe her anything, the risk of the girlfriend calling him is enough to cause way too much stress. You do not need that on your conscience.
8. He tells you he is a virgin- More power to him, he has waited to have sex and that is something most people don’t have the self control to do. However, you do not want to be the one to take his virginity during a one night long relationship. You don’t want the risk of making it more than it is.
7. He takes you to his car, not a house- Maybe he is down on his luck and that is completely understandable. But you do not want to be caught hooking up in a car with a stranger and certainly you are both too drunk to drive the car anywhere secluded. At the end of the day, not a good idea.
6. He has to tuck his kids into bed first- Good for him, he is clearly a very good looking older man and can pick up a younger girl. However, he is clearly at a VERY different stage in his life than you are. Plus you have no idea if his ex is crazy and you do not want to risk that.