The whole point of having a one-night stand is to enjoy sex and never see this person again. However, some people claim they've gotten a relationship out of a one night stand. Does it really work this way? Can a one-night stand turn into a relationship?
A one-night stand is a single sexual encounter without emotional commitment and expectation of further relationship. It should not be confused with casual dating that involves multiple sexual encounters. One-night stands can occur for a variety of reasons, they can be anonymous or not. The very definition of a one-night stand denies the possibility of a romantic relationship. However, every rule has at least one exception.
If you've had mediocre sex with your one-night stand, you will hardly want to see them again. But if the sex was mind-blowing, you might want to repeat the encounter, because why not make the most of the obvious sexual chemistry you share? A one-night stand becomes casual dating, and casual dating has the potential to become a romantic relationship. However, you should keep in mind that it has even more potential to break your heart, so be careful.
In order to get a date out of your one-night stand, you need to be nice to the person you've had sex with. Don't run away in the morning (or don't throw them out if you've done it at your place). Have breakfast together, chat and see if you have something in common besides the sexual chemistry. Exchange phone numbers to keep in touch (however, it is probably too early for friending each other on Facebook). Wait for a couple of days and see whether you still want to go on a date when you are not high on endorphins.
If you want to avoid morning awkwardness, leave a note with a message and your phone number before making your walk of shame. Be nice, thank your partner and write a couple of compliments. This will help you make a good impression. After that, all you have to do is wait. If they never text or call you, don't get disappointed. It doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you. It just means that all your one-night stand wanted was a hook-up. Trying to date someone who is not interested in dating is a terrible idea.
The bottom line is that there are examples of one-night stands turning into romantic relationships, so there is always hope. The best things happen to us when we are not expecting them to. But most people who've had a one-night stand never see each other again. If you want a long-term relationship, hooking up with random strangers is not the best way to find it.
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