It is well-known among my family and friends that I value my personal space. I wouldn’t say I’m an unaffectionate person, but it does take a while for me to be comfortable enough around someone before openly handing out hugs. You can imagine my discomfort-verging-on-horror, then, when I read this post over at The Gloss about two dudes who kissed or carried total strangers for some kind of…research, I guess? Social experiment or not, I would’ve reacted much more negatively than many of the ladies in the videos.
Whether or not you regularly watch The New Girl, it’s probable that you heard about THE KISS. Honestly, it truly was buzz-worthy. It’s worth watching
on repeat even if these characters mean nothing to you.
In an uncharacteristic move, I actually watched this week’s episode the night it aired. As sexual tension mounted the whole episode about whether or not Jess and Nick were going to kiss, the viewer was left to assume that they would not, in fact, show us some mouth to mouth. BUT, as the very end of the episode came to a close, something about the tone felt different enough to compel my eyes away from my computer screen.
THEN BAM. They did it.
In a conditioned response, I accidentally deleted the recording. Instant regret overcame me. I wanted to watch that stupid kiss over and over again right away, and could not. Because even the Internet is not that fast.
Additionally, I had to wait a whole day to talk about it with my best friend because she was BUSY the night before.
I had sex* (*I define sex as all the things that two or more consenting adults may do to one another that could, when done right, result in orgasm – I am challenging your heteronormative presuppositions here!) with Charlie on our first “date.”
We met with the intention of hooking up, and there was no pretext or ambiguity about our intentions. We got together at a coffee shop, sized each other up, ordered our drinks in to-go cups, and got in his car to head to my apartment. As I put on my seat belt, I offhandedly said, “You’re not a serial killer, right?” Charlie responded, “No, but if I was, you’d be fucked.” We both laughed and were off.
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