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He Said/She Said: Should You Hook Up With Your High School Crush Over Thanksgiving Break?

Midterms are over and it’s nearly that lovely time of year when we return to our hometowns and prepare to stuff ourselves silly with homemade pumpkin pie and green bean casserole. But between eating, spending time with the family, eating some more and hibernating in your old twin bed, you’ve got a predicament on your hands.

To see the old crush, or not to see the old crush? That is the question. Your holiday vacation is not long, so you only have so much time to drink peppermint schnapps and meet up with that guy in high school you always wanted but never had the balls to go after. You’ve done your homework, and based on photos the guy has grown up quite a bit. Sure, he may have gained a beer gut in college, but that fails to override the fact that he no longer has braces, a Disney channel shag haircut or wears Abercrombie & Fitch on the daily.

Let’s get into the reasoning — both logical and otherwise — behind hooking up with your old high school crush over the break.

Yay:

  • You’ve got only good memories of him: Him standing in the lunch line with you discussing his Learners Permit. Or him mumbling the lyrics to M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” (because, really, who actually knew all the words?) and shuffling awkwardly, but oh-so-adorably on the dance floor at your senior prom.
  • You’re better experienced in the bedroom now that you’ve had your college partying phase. And we’re thinking he probably is, too.
  • His teenage acne is gone, he grew a foot and he wears Tom’s instead of Air Jordan high tops.
  • That sexual fantasy of you two has never gone away. Not even during that year-long relationship with someone else.
  • Since it’s such a short time frame to meet up, excitement and passion will be at an all time high.
  • Hey, a hookup doesn’t entail a relationship…no strings attached, anyone?
  • If that hookup is on your bucket list, go ahead and cross it off!
  • If the hookup happens at his house, take advantage of his Thanksgiving leftovers. Never say no to a free slice of pie. Come on now.

Nay:

  • If things go terribly wrong, when would you ever have to see him again? Oh, right, in two weeks for winter break.
  • The hookup takes place at his house and after a steamy sesh you walk downstairs to grab some water…and have to say hello to his dad. COOL.
  • He doesn’t quite…ahem..meet your expectations.
  • He’s got a girlfriend that he failed to mention.
  • You hook up with him and then fall for him.
  • You hook up with him, are over it and he falls for you.
  • He spills the beans to all of your mutual friends and you’re now the Class of ‘08 token slut.

By the looks of it, you’ve got some thinking to do! I’m all for being a bold female and taking what’s yours, though. If you want him, go for it. Let’s be real, a hookup is what it is. And how many guys say NO to hookups? Not many!

My high school crush is currently single, hotter than ever and we’ve actually become recent friends since I’ve been laying some groundwork for the break. I may just have to show him what he’s been missing!

Want to see if He Said he’ll be hooking up with his high school crush this Thanksgiving Break? Scoot your tush over to COEDMagazine.com and read about it now!

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    1. Sarah says:

      Here's the problem….he won't live up to your expectations. I learned my lesson the hard way. HORRIBLE KISSER! Now when I run into him, I'm like ick.

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    3. PLEASE says:

      You sound like a SLUT. Can we get a writer in here that does more then talk about wanting to hook up with random guys all of the time please.

      1. emily says:

        ^THIS x1000.

      2. Berta says:

        Hey idiot. Its a freaking love, sex, and relationships article! Dont get all pissy now. She aint no slut, shes just being real witchu. So stop being such a prude!

      3. Dumb says:

        You seem educated…& I thought this was a college site.

      4. Student says:

        You could stand to read a few intro to human sexuality and sociology text books. Also a book called The Ethical Slut

    4. uhhh no says:

      he wears toms? are you serious? haha any dude that wears toms is either gay or a dirty hipster.

      1. Alissa says:

        ahahaha. I thought the exact same thing.

    5. Weeeh! I soo miss high school! I wish I could go back to my high school romance.:)

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    7. Olivia says:

      1. TOMS?! no way, sister. If you're going to bed with him and he takes those off, not only are the ugly, but his feet will stank in the sheets.

      2. I like the way you think. I know we are all running high on hormones and if you want to express your over active desires, that's fine.

      3. Let's be real, we've all been down that road and it's just never as good as we want it. Didn't you watch Grey's Anatomy?!

      4. Let's hear about places that the hotties go after Thanksgiving dinner and your family have driven you out of the house.

      5. We run the world.

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    10. Annie says:

      First, it's not being slutty (writer you're alright with me.) Second, the only reason girls are held to higher expectations than guys is SOCIOLOGY. It's a social problem in America that women are expected not to have a libido. It's the 21st century, girls can hook up too. UHHH.
      Now having said that, never a good idea, been through it. He caught feelings, and being the sensible 21st century woman that I am, I dismissed him because what 19 year old wants a 3 hour long-distance relationship, right? Turns out, THIS GIRL DOES… realized this almost a year since I've seen him (we've somewhat kept in touch). One year later, his family has moved away so he's not home over breaks (screw the economy) and I'm thoroughly regretting not trusting the feeling I got with him. Stupid stupid stupid. He was my big-time-butterflies-senior-year crush, and I only made it a hook up because it might have been complicated.
      Go for it if you're good with complicated. Complicated, anything… friendship or relationship.

    11. Maura - Rider University says:

      Well, this is in the sex category, and some college girls have sex, so it would be silly not to discuss it here. Then again I know plenty of college girls choose to abstain, which is awesome. I would love to see more articles about that here.

    12. Babara says:

      Let’s get into the reasoning — both logical and otherwise — behind hooking up with your old high school crush over the break.

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