Sometimes we are tricked into thinking that meeting people is easy. In those rare instances of raining and pouring we’d like to think that the world is writhe with companionship and compatibility. Though as that timeline gets longer and longer you start to realize that it’s hard enough to meet people you can be friends with, what less someone you can bang, and even less someone with whom you can have a proper partnership. It’s just that simple, meeting people is tough. Now, sure if you live in a big town, and you can go out to bars or know enough people to have a healthy social life you can most definitely meet people, but whether those people will be compatible with you is a whole other consideration. In such a lonely environment what’s an SLP (sex life person) to do?
We at Booty Jams Podcast are strong believers in what we like to call ‘Occasion Connections.’ Now, we’re not just talking about some simple Saturday night get together as an ‘occasion,’ no, here we want to to highlight those special occasions when folks get together to celebrate some specific event or accomplishment. We’re talking about weddings, bar mitzvahs, bachelor parties, birthday parties, and even funerals (see High Fidelity). Such events offer a range of benefits that any half interested SLP would be a fool not to enjoy.
Successful Occasion Connections are based on three primary factors.
First, entering into an Occasion Connection is easy. The ice is already broken. Unlike most get-togethers, be it a house party at your cousins place, cocktails with business associates, or simply a night out to celebrate the end of the work week, an Occasion Connection by its very nature reduces the degrees of separation. New faces at any ol’ get-together are pretty numerous, but the difficulty lies in breaking into that first conversation. Occasion Connections set themselves apart by an instant relation to the event.
“Yeah, I came with my friend Maya”
and the inevitable “Who’s Alonzo?”
Occasion Connections might look more like:
“I’m Steph, the brides younger sister.”
“Oh, of course! I’m Adrian, the grooms long lost twin”
“How interesting! Do tell…”
Occasions offer a hop skip and a jump past the awkward intros, and right into the meat of getting to know something about someone, and possibly discussing things further while horizontal on a hotel queen. To put it plainly the ease of entry needs little lube.
Secondly, spirits are high, and the mood is right. Unlike your ordinary Friday night house party Occasion Connections are marked by a heightened sense of celebration and joy. Often when we have nothing specific in which to rejoice, folks will occupy themselves mindlessly with a cocktail and a bar stool. When the event itself indicates no reason to get psyched often just the end of a hard days work isn’t enough to keep from slipping into slump of lonely moodiness, leaving you that much less likely to talk to that dude who’s been eyeing you all night. Occasion Connections, on the other hand, demand high emotions, and likewise high levels of interaction. Talking to that little lady in the blue dress isn’t even a tax on your confidence, shes looking to engage as well. Forget about that wart you just had removed from your eyebrow, and the four inch scar that resulted, folks are in a great mood! Go for it!
Finally, with the two previous factors in tack that final ingredient of alcohol can work its sweet magic. Occasion Connections, with their ease of entry and their demand of high spirits, make the lowering of inhibitions the final ingredient in a sure fire recipe for sexual chemistry. By the time you’ve had your third drink at your nephew’s bris, not only do you feel comfortable starting a conversation with just about anyone, but whatever may have been holding you back from taking that Torah toting young gent to the bathroom for a fancy little ‘encounter’ has been washed clean from your mind. Now, of course we needn’t get tanked and take the attention away from the Occasion’s main focus, but a little grease on the wheels never hurt in the battle against a dry spell.
Whether it’s just for a lay or in the interest of finding a partner, Occasion Connections offer a rare opportunity to skip formality and cut straight to getting to know people. So next time you find yourself twiddling your thumbs at a wedding or despondently ordering another shot for the bachelorette, take a minute and look around, you might be missing a great chance to meet someone new.
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