Is He Worth A One-Night Stand?

Is He Worth A One-Night Stand? ©iStock/gilaxia

It’s hard to tell just by looking at him if the guy you’re about to hook-up with is a worthy contender. He seems nice enough and he’s hotter than asphalt on a hot day, but there are so many more factors you should be considering when deciding whether or not to let him into your pants for a wild night of no-strings-attached sex.

  1. Is he really that hot or are you wearing beer goggles? If you’ve had a few too many drinks and the guy you’re thinking about hooking up with looks exactly like Johnny Depp, chances are your beer goggles are on a little too tight.
  2. How’s your sexual chemistry? If you two are about to disrobe on the dance floor because of how unbelievably turned on you are by each other, then it’s a good sign that the sex will be well worth it.
  3. Do you like him as a person? If you’re interested in this guy as a person and have actual feelings for him, then a one-night stand won’t help you get to know him better and will likely ruin your chances of taking it further. It’s for sex and sex alone, so get his number and call it a night.
  4. When was your last one-night stand? If you can barely remember the last time you had a hot  bedroom session then there’s a good chance that you need some sexual healing. If you did the same thing last week with a different guy, maybe not so much.
  5. What do your friends think? If you’re friends are cheering you on from the sidelines, it’s possible that you aren’t totally misguided when you chose him to be the one to go home with. If they think it’s a bad idea, listen to them and cut your losses.
  6. Is he hitting on everything that moves? If he’s spent the majority of his night with you as if he hit a home run then he’s probably more worthy than the guy who hit on everything in the bar and scrambled at last call to grab a hold of anyone that was willing.
  7. Is he expecting you to go home with him? If he’s giving off vibes, or worse, voicing that you owe him sex because he bought you a few drinks and spent time with you, then forget him. You don’t owe anyone anything, especially not sex.
  8. Do you have an exit strategy? An exit strategy is important because you have to know whether or not you’re going home directly after or are willing to have that awkward morning encounter. If he lives 80 blocks from your place and you spent your taxi money on tequila shots, then be aware of that.
  9. Do you have protection? It’s 2016 so it’s time to stop assuming the guy will bring the condom. If you don’t have your own, then forget about it.
  10. Do you feel safe? Is he alone at the bar and giving you a Patrick Bateman vibe? If so, find a guy that’s there with his friends because there’s more of a chance that the guy next door isn’t a crazy psycho serial killer.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

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