7 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Casual Hookup

A casual hookup can be a great step into understanding your sexuality; your limits, your turn ons, your turn offs, etc. It’s just a good time between you and somebody you’re into, except you get to kiss ’em and touch ’em and all that good stuff.

But it’s not all dandy. Seriously, I’ve learned the hard way that if you go into it or out of it with unrealistic expectations, you might end up with a bruised ego and a bruised heart. There’s no surefire way to avoid getting your feelings hurt–or potentially hurting somebody else’s–but here are 7 things you might want to keep in mind before jumping head first into your first casual hookup.

What lessons have you learned from your casual hookups? Do you have any disaster stories? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Epiphani

    I find it a bit conflicting to say one should discuss what’s expected on both sides from a hookup. Mostly because the very nature of a hookup generally means not a lot of discussion of things like feelings or expectations is going to occur. Raging hormones preclude that kind of logic.

    I wish someone could teach me to find the middle ground– a place where I was able to do casual hookups without either overanalyzing everything and getting hurt OR selling myself short.

  • well the tips are true….i got drunk/tipsy and hooked up with a guy and we kissed and hugged a lot then the i left for home then the following day i remembered everything and i really had feelings for this guy so i got his contacts and now he hasnt responded in 5 days so im over it…i guess life goes on or the hook up was a mistake! 🙂