For children, Halloween is a day for trick or treating. For adults, Halloween is the ultimate holiday for hooking up: you have an excuse to get drunk while wearing favorite cosplays. It is the weird world of fucking while dressed as Harley Quinn, Pokemon, Dark Vader, Magic Mike, or Wonder Woman. Even the most sexless costume still got the wearers laid, since everyone is out to have a little fun on Halloween.
That being said, in the wild atmosphere of the holiday, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and do something you regret. Here we break down the shenanigans of surviving Halloween hookup. Read this do’s and don’ts list before you get out there, and get ready to live out your darkest fantasy!
#1. Do: Role play
Halloween is one of the rare moments in life when you can wear your fetish in public and be applauded for it. It all starts with a costume. Play it sexy, funny, or scary, totally up in your hand. Since you’ve already got the costume, why not play the part?
#2. Do: Keep your hand to yourself
Just because it’s Halloween and people are half-naked, that doesn’t justify your right to touch the hot stranger next to you. Seriously, groping without permission is not cool. Always ask first!
#3. Do: Talk to strangers
Are you shy in real life and always hide behind your Tinder persona? Now is the chance to be a social butterfly and try new things. Halloween offers the easiest conversation starter. A hint: compliment their costumes! Ripping it off them could be just around the corner.
#4. Do: Ask for one-on-one time before you go home together
People go incognito during Halloween, but you don’t want to wake up the next morning beside someone that you totally regret sleeping with. Remember, Halloween has “costume goggles.” Drop the character for one second; it’s time to remove their mask and do a little background check. Ask them if they are seeing anyone. We want to have fun, but still with a conscience.
#5. Do: Own your stride of pride
The only thing worse than doing the walk of shame after hooking up the night before is doing it in a costume. Catching an Uber home in a wrinkled sexy police costume is wayyy more obvious. I say, own it.
#6. Don’t: Be a Garfield
This year Halloween falls on a Monday, so you will mostly celebrate the weekend before the holiday. Hooking up is great but in reality, you still have to work on Monday morning. So try to skip the late-night Halloween party on Sunday if you plan to attend a private sleepover party.
#7. Don’t: Be a jerk
Mind your own business. Don’t get judgey about what people wear and don’t make obscene comments on their choices. Just don’t.
#8. Don’t: Let your hook up out of your sight
There are only so many costumes to choose from – especially when you order them the last minute from Amazon Prime. Heaven knows how many people showing up to a Halloween party will be wearing the same outfit. Don’t let your bae out of your sight; you don’t want to catch the wrong Pikachu.
#9. Don’t: End up in a Halloween Internet scandal
You might find your perfect fling, and there is a fiesta in your pants. Smooching around is understandable, but just be aware that you are not Clark Kent, and people can still recognize you under your costume. So, don’t do anything in public that you’d mind being caught on camera.
#10. Don’t: Forget your pumpkin spice – flavored condoms
Be smart, always play it safe!
Halloween is just a month away. Now that you are emotionally prepared, it’s costume crunch time, people. Check out this guide on where to Find Halloween Costumes in San Francisco!