7 things no one tells you about one-night stands

7 things no one tells you about one-night stands

One-night stands may not be something extraordinary nor is is something that people aren't aware of but there are certain things which one should know about them.

One-night stands seem fun, right? Having a wild night with a stranger you met at a bar or connected over a dating site, with no strings attached. It does sound incredible to have fun with no consequences to bother about, doesn't it? But is it?

One-night stands sound like fun (Max Pixel)
One-night stands sound like fun (Max Pixel)

One-night stands have also been glamorized in the mainstream media and it does sound cool, something to brag about in front of your friends. But there are some unintended consequences of having a one-night stand which you need to be aware of.

There are things you should be careful about (Max Pixel)
There are things you should be careful about (Max Pixel)

#1 It can be exhilarating but dangerous

It can be exciting (Max Pixel)
It can be exciting (Max Pixel)

Meeting some stranger and heading off for a fun night could be adventurous and quite fun. It could be exciting in a way that you may not have imagined and it can actually be quite fulfilling as well in terms of what you desired.

It may be dangerous as well (Max Pixel)
It may be dangerous as well (Max Pixel)

But, it could also be extremely dangerous. The other person may not be completely honest with you. They may not reveal what their intentions are. They may even hide their medical history and you may end up being infected with something you hadn't bargained for. Being careful is a must.

#2 Emotional hangover

You may get emotionally attached (Max Pixel)
You may get emotionally attached (Max Pixel)

While the sound of having a one-night stand is musical and it seems all well and good, there could be deep emotional consequences to it. One may not think that they could get emotionally attached but quite often a lot of people do.

The other person may not care that much (Max Pixel)
The other person may not care that much (Max Pixel)

Emotional attachment with someone who was only meant to be a one-night stand can turn ugly. You might develop certain expectations (which you hadn't imagined earlier) and then feel disappointed when the other person simply walks off.

#3 The uncertainty

You may not know what you may be getting into (Max Pixel)
You may not know what you may be getting into (Max Pixel)

While spending one night of no consequence may be on top of your mind, you may also need to realize that it may as easily become disastrous. You may have gotten into it thinking and expecting a smashing night but the results could be otherwise.

You may feel completely let down (Max Pixel)
You may feel completely let down (Max Pixel)

Needless to say, such an outcome would get you down. Not only would you have been disappointed by your expectations, you may even feel bad about your decision of spending the night with a complete stranger.

#4 It could shatter your confidence

Your confidence may suffer (Max Pixel)
Your confidence may suffer (Max Pixel)

Having a one-night stand may be about scoring some points, letting some steam off, or about something else. The point is that you may have a one-night stand because there would be some purpose which you are looking for.

You may feel shattered (Max Pixel)
You may feel shattered (Max Pixel)

In case, however, the night turns out to be a disaster, you would feel yourself being let down. Your confidence may reach a low point and you may feel shattered about making the decision that let you down so disastrously.

#5 It may become a habit

It may turn into a habit (Max Pixel)
It may turn into a habit (Max Pixel)

Like everything which is pleasurable and gives you the impression that it comes without consequences, you may get addicted to one-night stands as well. The feeling of adventure and the promise of freedom could really act as an addictive agent.

It can turn into an addiction (Max Pixel)
It can turn into an addiction (Max Pixel)

And once you start feeling that this is something you would rather pursue, you may feel inclined to keep the habit alive. One-night stands would become your choice of intimacy and this would inevitably cause problems.

#6 It adversely affects your relationship

Your relationship may shatter (Max Pixel)
Your relationship may shatter (Max Pixel)

If you are in a relationship and yet cheating with one-night stands then your relationship is already past broken. But even crucial thing is that it may hamper your ability to find emotional fulfillment in genuine relationships.

You may start hating the concept of love (Max Pixel)
You may start hating the concept of love (Max Pixel)

Your desire to seek one-night stands may lead you to believe in the power of superficial relationships and, with time, you may completely be dismissive of genuine ones. As more time passes, you may start feeling cynical and move away from seeking true love.

#7 You may end up falling in love with them

You may fall in love (Max Pixel)
You may fall in love (Max Pixel)

Not everything is gloom and doom, however, when it comes to a one-night stand. It is also one of the ways in which people come closer and get to know each other without the restraints of a commitment. 

You may end up together (Max Pixel)
You may end up together (Max Pixel)

What it means is that you can truly be yourself and understand the other person as well. If it clicks, you may just have stumbled upon the person you needed in your life and who knows, love may be just around the corner.

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