“I will eat at Cinnabon with you for breakfast and Popeye’s for dinner, even though I’m trying to lose three pounds before Halloween. I’m sacrificing looking like a sexy kitten to bond with you through America’s fast food. Only for you would I do this.”
Having sex with your roommates is a tempting notion. Dormcest happens at colleges across the nation. While there seem to be many pros, dormcest can ruin the dynamic of any living situation. Partygoers often fail to see past the drunken sex and what the ensuing pitfalls might be.
When you hear “friend zone,” there are probably two things that come to mind: 1) one of MTV’s mediocre ‘reality’ shows featuring the finest examples of American youth, and 2) a situation that totally blows. I mean, what can be worse than being stuck in the friend zone? You know, besides murder and giant tsunamis and Jimmy Fallon’s Capital One commercials.
When you’re dating someone it may feel like you two are the only people in the world. Well, you’re not. As nice as that would be, there are other people in the equation that you have to get along with for better or for worse. Hopefully you get put in a great situation, one where you love your boyfriend’s friends and they love you back. Not everyone will like you in the world and more specifically, not all of your boyfriend’s friends are going to like you. So, what do you do about it?
If middle school represents that time of our lives when members of the opposite sex stop having cooties and become attractive (see: puberty) and high school is that time when we begrudgingly accept the fact that we’ll probably end up with one of those weirdo, lazy, sports-crazed guys or one of those high-strung, shopaholic females, then college is the time to deconstruct everything we know about the gender and the opposite sex. This is the part where we’re supposed to act like responsible grown ups, albeit having lots and lots of sex with each other first.