I’m currently living in a world where one-night stands for my single friends are as consistent as me eye fucking the shit out of pastries at every bakery I pass. For them, it’s both immediate satisfaction, but also about trying to secure something that don’t have: love. At least that’s how it is for my female friends. My male friends on the other hand, well, they just all seem to be having sex as if they’re out for revenge on every woman who’s ever scorned them. Yes, men can be scorned.
But of my single friends who went through the one-night stand phase and came out on the other side to talk about it, there have actually been a few who made something real from that evening of drunken lust. While some ended in long-term relationships, a couple others (and I’m still mildly shocked by this), actually ended up in marriage. OK, so maybe now two of them are getting divorced, but that was indicative of deeper issues.
Basically, a one-night stand doesn’t have to leave you entirely cold and lonely. Why? Because love exists and sometimes you can find it where you least expect it: next to some guy named Leonard, who’s missing all but one tooth and you don’t technically recall bringing home in the first place.
Love. It’s so fucking beautiful!
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