Dating: How to Deal with Running into Former Hookups
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It was supposed to be just one time, one time; and then you forget about each other and move on with your lives. However, as fate would have it, you accidentally ran into your hookup while doing your groceries and alas, you don’t want to talk or reconnect with him so what do you do? A.) Make a run for it; B.) Worse, he does.
Running into a former fuck buddy, hookup, or even an ex-boyfriend is not impossible. Certainly, it has been known to happen to many others before and why not, if you’ve met once, then the two of you can meet twice in this lifetime. After all, while the universe is big, there’s such a thing as serendipity. The question is: what do you do when this happens to you?
We can’t blame you if you make a run for it, or if he does, or if you pretend you didn’t see him, or if you hide. It’s a potentially awkward situation but there’s a way out of it that allows both of you to keep your dignity intact.
- Keep it Casual and Kempt (KICK) – no, we aren’t asking you to kick him, lol. What we mean is keep it casual and neat (kempt worked better for the acronym thingy but you know what we mean 😂). This is your option if you don’t want to talk to him but neither do you want to ignore him. Nod at him in recognition but keep walking and walking and walking and walking, you get the drift? And don’t look back either. Both of you knew it was a one-time thing, no need to keep the situation even more awkward than it already is.
- Keep it Short and Sweet (KISS) – so, your mouth opened and said hi before you can catch yourself. But that’s okay because you can either keep walking or, if you had said more, you can still end this encounter on a high note by simply asking him how he is doing and then bid him goodbye and that’s it. If he initiated the conversation instead and said hi, smile and say hi back and quietly go on your way, no need to keep the encounter longer than necessary unless he does, of course.
Our list—as you can see—is short but if you have something more to add, please feel free to do so in the comments section. We can’t think of anything more to say except, while we can do nothing to prevent the inevitable, we can always choose to react with respect and kindness.
That being said, have you ever accidentally run into a hookup? If so, how did you handle it? What did the other guy do? Sound off below!