Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Choose the right person Not everyone you date or sleep with is going to be cut out to stay friends in the long run. Sure, that long-time significant other might seem like a good candidate to carry on a platonic relationship after the romance dies, but there are probably always going to be complicated emotions and drama between the two of you, no matter how clean the break is. On the other hand, the drunken one-night stand from last weekend might not exactly be marriage material, but the lack of emotional connection could lead to a less complicated friendship down the line.
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A hookup culture is one that accepts and encourages casual sex encounters, including one-night stands and other related activity, without necessarily including emotional bonding or long-term commitment. Most research on hookups has been focused on American college students, but hookups are not limited to college campuses. The rise of hookups, a form of casual sex , has been described by evolutionary biologist Justin Garcia and others as a "cultural revolution" that had its beginnings in the s.
It happens to the best of us. Then you get bored or lonely or just plain horny. Conventional wisdom states that hooking up with a guy friend is a terrible idea -- you could ruin a valuable friendship, or whatever. Realistic wisdom, however, states that the occasional mistake will be made. The good news?