The Hometown Hookup: Putting The ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving
As we approach the beginning of this holiday season and usher in yet another Turkey Day break from classes, I’d like to take a moment to give thanks for that one person whom social etiquette prevents us from discussing openly at the dinner table, the person we can go to for comfort after a long semester of drama-filled affairs, the one we completely forget about until it’s time to head home for the holidays: the one, the only, the Hometown Hookup.
Everyone has that “special someone” in their life at one point or another — and no, I’m not talking about a significant other or an ancient-history-ex. I’m talking about the person you’re not all that compatible with but settle for anyway because you’re home for the holidays and there are no other options. Yep, you got it – I mean the Hometown Hookup, “H.H.” for short.
The dynamic of the H.H. relationship is ambiguous at best, and doesn’t really have much to offer in the way of love, passion, compatibility or emotional returns of any sort. Its best quality is that it’s just there – completely open, completely available, 100 percent of the time. In short, it’s a sure thing. The Hometown Hookup is your failsafe relief from all the stressors that plague you during the semester. The H.H. is your “deep breath moment.”
I know that I, personally, look forward to returning to my Hometown Hookup. It’s just the sort of pseudo-boyfriend time I need right now to defragment from the stress of finals – all of the fun and none of obligation. And while real relationships can be truly amazing between the right two people, there’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned friend-with-benefits. So I hope that you, too, are returning home to a No Strings Attached situation this Thanksgiving; if you are, I urge you to just take a moment and silently give thanks for the fact that, yes, you too have someone to settle for this holiday season.
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