So you’re looking for a no-strings-attached limited engagement encounter.
Can’t say I blame you. A big part of the fun of dating is the hunt. The excitement of what could happen is enough to drive us to slather on the war paint, wear the most uncomfortable shoes (they make my legs look longer!), and wear clothing that is completely inappropriate for the weather in hopes of going home with a cute guy for the evening. Sounds like a flawless game plan but hold on there, Maneater; it only covers everything leading up to your main objective. What happens AFTER you hook up? At some point you have to go home. Did you think about those logistics?
Chances are, you didn’t. Thankfully, I have a few tips and tricks that will get you home in one piece and help you avoid a completely shameful Walk of Shame.
An Exit Strategy
First and foremost, you need an exit strategy. It’s probably best to have this sorted out before you even leave your home and definitely before you start drinking. Trying to figure out how you’re going to get home after three apple martinis is asking for trouble so work it out in advance. I strongly recommend hooking up with guys that live in the middle of big cities. There’s usually ample public transportation, so should you want (or NEED) to leave his place at a moment’s notice, you have options.