One Night Stands: 5 People to Avoid

August 3, 2016 BY Rachael Phillips | Love & Sex


One night stands. They sound like great fun, after all, you get all the pleasure without any of the strings attached right? But where there’s pleasure, there’s often pain that follows. One night stands can be complicated, what starts off as a night of passion can quickly turn in to your worst nightmare.

And usually that’s down to who the one night stand is with. Here’s a list of the 5 people who turn can turn one night of guiltless pleasure in to an awkward and less than desirable situation.

  1. A friend

You’ve probably spent the majority of your friendship defending the fact that you can be friends with a member of the opposite sex without anything sexual or romantic going on. And then you have the dreaded one night stand. Once you sleep with a friend there’s no going back. THere’s always going to be an awkward and uncomfortable atmosphere between you when you’re alone that it going to be hard to remove. So before you take that flirting to the next level, ask yourself if you’re willing to lose the friendship.

2. Someone already attached

I’m going to take a moment and remind you of the girl code here. Whilst the no strings attached model of the one night stand may make you think it’s ok to sleep with someone whose already taken, the actual reality of it is that it’s not good at all. Don’t let anyone use you as an excuse to escape their own misery – even if it is just for one night.

3. Your boss – or work colleague

Office romances are very rarely a good idea. Sleeping with your boss? Even less of a good idea. You have to see this person and work under them every day, the last thing you want is to have them reminiscing about your night together. It can cause more awkwardness and embarrassment than you’ll ever know, so best to avoid the office one night stand and look further afield. No matter how hot Karl from accounting is. 

4. Your ex

Whether you broke up with him or he broke up with you, having a one night stand with an ex can open up a can of worms. It can unleash the floodgates on all those surpassed emotions and leave you feeling worse than ever before.

5. Your Crush

You know how they say never meet your idols because they ALWAYS disappoint? Well, this goes for having a one night stand with your crush too. You’ve lusted after them from afar but there comes a time when you have to just get over it. Ask yourself whether you really want to make this unrequited love worse by adding sex to the mix.

And the same goes for someone who has a crush on you. Don’t raise their hopes because you’re lonely one night. A one night stand with someone who has a crush on you could leave them pining after you and could potentially stop them from meeting the person whose meant to be in their life.

One night stands aren’t all bad, there are a occasions when you can throw caution to the wind and enjoy a steamy hook up. But if theres any chance , even just an inkling that you’re going to wake up in the morning and regret your decision then we recommend you just steer clear all together – because a bad one night stand is one memory that you’ll never be able to get rid of.

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