We live in a hook-up culture. We’ve learnt to accept vague definitions of romance, casual affairs, non-committed committed relationships, that no matter what we think drive us crazy until we settle.
Our relationships are non-traditional, and not just because your dating a woman, but because the nature of your connection or lack of.
So here’s 10 non-relationships you’ll see yourself in
1. The relationship that we aren’t calling a relationship
You two lovebirds are perfect for each other. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that you’re in what anyone else would call “a relationship.” But you blissfully avoid the inevitable “What are we?” conversation.
2. The friends who hook up sometimes
You guys have been friends forever. You hang out at all the same places, and the two of you can talk about anything … except for the fact that, sometimes, you hook up. Despite your seemingly close friendship, you’re so afraid of making things “weird” that you will NEVER address what happens after those tequila shots.
3. The late-night booty call
You know this women is someone you shouldn’t be messing with. But you can’t stop yourself from texting her number when you’re six shots deep and feeling horny.
4. The strangers who hook up sometimes
To put it simply, you know nothing about this person. However, you lack of familiarity doesn’t stop you two from exchanging drunken texts in hopes of a late-night rendezvous, which is usually blooder and kinker sex.
5. The online dating soul mates who refuse to meet IRL
You guys seem to share the same quirky sense of humour. You find yourself getting (philosophically) deep with her; talking to her about your rough day at work; or your problems with an ex. However, despite this crazy deep connection, it’s unlikely that you’ll meet in a coffee shop for fear that she won’t live up to your now sky-high expectations.
6. The friends with benefits — without benefits
While you may sleeping with Ms A on Friday night, this is the person you’re brunching with on Saturday morning.
This relationship has the benefits of a real relationship – someone to take care of you when you’re sick, someone to tag to dinner with your folks. But there is just no sex involved.
You are essentially each other’s significant others without all the messy complications.
7. The one who has a girlfriend
You waste an entire night with this woman, only to have her tell you that she would totally date you if she were single. WTF?!
8. The one who has a girlfriend — but doesn’t care
You know she is blatantly committed. She’s been with for years, and her profile picture is of them at the park with the puppy they just adopted. But that doesn’t stop her from relentlessly asking you over every time she’s out of town, and sadly you go.
9. The one you’re hiding
Maybe your not out, you friends hate her, or maybe she’s just ridiculously weird-looking. Either way, you don’t want people to know about this relationship. Your relationship is reduced to text conversations you’ll immediately delete and late-night hang-outs when no one is around.
10. The one you’re “talking” to
You made out at the bars two months ago and have been “talking” ever since. Not dating. Not even hanging out. Just “talking.”
She’ll text you a funny gif every now and then, and you’ll check to see how she’s doing next time you’re feeling lonely. But, odds are, the two of you will never see each other again.
11. The one you placed on a pedestal
Sure she gave you the best orgasm of your life, and made you laugh until I cried was great. But she is completely flawed in every other way. However, this does n’t stop us from wishing and hoping things will be better.
12. The one you’re too comfortable with
Whether she’s a late-night booty call or a friend you hook up with sometimes, this situation has been going on for a while, and you two lovebirds have grown pretty comfortable.
Even though you know it’s not necessarily going anywhere, you’ve gotten so cosy with this weird setup that you can’t bring yourself to end the damn thing.