We’ve all done it, the classic one-night-stand. Maybe because we need to feel alive, or because we need to escape reality for a hot minute or likely because we had one too many tequila shots and ended up waking up next to a complete stranger for god knows why. One night stands are somewhat of an inanition into adult life if you ask me. Most the time they don’t actually fulfill anything and are just a good story to tell to your girlfriends over brunch, but every once in a blue moon you have that one night stand that makes you feel like Cinderella even just for the night.
You get to the bar after polishing off a few glasses (entire bottle) of wine at your friends house, your original plans for the night consisted of eating your body weight and Doritos and watching Scandal, but somehow one of your girl friends guilt tripped you to throwing yourself together for a night on the town.
After a few gin and tonics at the bar you spot a cute guy and hone in, unfortunately he’s a total dud (per usual twenty-something year old men found at trendy bars) But then you turn around and a new hottie offers to buy you a drink, he ends up being a friend of a friend (or whatever the situation may be) and you two really hit it off, and did I mention he’s a TOTAL babe!
The night goes on flawlessly, you drink some more, you dance some more, run in to people from college who see you with Mr.Hottie, a huge plus. One thing leads to the next and you’re in a cab headed back to his place.
You stay up doing your thing, and talking about god knows what in the wee hours of the morning. Eventually you both drift in to a peaceful pass out. You wake up in the morning in a bit of a fuzz, he’s cutting z’s next to you and fortunately he looks just as bomb as he did last night. But something inside you tells you to scram before he wakes. No number exchange, no kiss goodbye, you get your ass out of there before anything could potentially be ruined in the morning.
The only difference in this Cinderella story is that prince charming isn’t going to come looking for you the next day and nor do you want him to. It was a super fun night and sometimes you just want to leave it at that. The fact you snuck out in the A.M. and didn’t hang around for coffee signifies you are not looking for anything more, clearly. And just like that, you’re telling your girl friends about this story over mimosas and eggs on Sunday.
You may run into Mr. Hottie again in the future, you’ll be polite and say hello. You both are in different places and don’t really care to exchange anything deeper than a simple “how have you been.” Whatever the situation may be you’ll stay casual and go your separate ways. Some people are only meant to be in our lives for short periods of time, if only for one unforgettable night.