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People Confess The Worst Reason They Hooked Up With Someone

"Reddit user Environmental_Log257 asked: 'What’s the worst reason you hooked up with someone?'"

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Let's talk about sex, baby.

I love that song and that phrase.

Yes, sex is natural and fun.

It can also cause a colossal amount of drama.

But does everyone always do it for the right reasons?

Redditor Environmental_Log257 wanted to hear about all of the wrong reasons people used for shacking up with others, so they asked:

"What’s the worst reason you hooked up with someone?"

I like to think that all of my sexual choices were thought out and wise.

But who am I kidding?

I'm no better than the rest.

I did the deed

"My first long-term gf cheated on me when she went off to college. We broke up. About two months later she got hit by a transportation bus and lost her leg. We had seen each other a couple of times after her recovery and hooked up. Years later I meet another girl with the same first name through a different ex and she had lost her leg too. I was thinking what are the odds of someone else being able to say they slept with two girls with the same name with both missing a leg…. So. I did the deed."

Justsittinghere25

I hear you

"We both had the same name and thought it would be fun to call out our names in the heat of it."

RayRayJones

"Ok, this is like… the BEST reason to hook up with someone. That sounds hilarious."

hashtagsugary

"Honestly that sounds so fun. Too bad I’ll probably never meet anyone with my name since it’s not technically a real name and I’ve never HEARD of another person being called that. My middle name is Ashley, though, and I tend to go by that in professional settings (I’m a guy, by the way) so I probably have a decent chance of trying that."

___sephiroth

That Night

"Almost dated in high school. Had a falling out in college and didn't talk for years until we both attended a mutual friend's wedding. We were the only single people there and neither wanted to go home empty-handed. So we didn't. That was about four years ago. We talk sporadically but we've only seen each other in person maybe once or twice since that night."

Current-Revolution-4

"Interesting that you’ve never developed it. In my personal experience knowing myself, if this were to happen to me, I’d so relive the moment in my mind and want to be with that person forever, assuming the action was good and the person is happy with me."

HamaDDisco

Wingman Issues

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"She was hitting on my friend and he wasn’t down, so he said 'save me.' Reverse wingman lol."

SmokeAbeer

"Falling on a grenade for your comrade."

magcargoman

Bad ideas

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"My best friend (I'm Male she's Female) hadn't had sex in a year and asked me."

"We stopped being friends in any capacity after that."

cgulash

Feeling Unpretty

"I felt unattractive after my ex cheated on me and I needed someone to tell me I wasn't."

totalanomie

"Same-ish. Had a rough and very confusing breakup."

"She found me attractive and clearly was just looking for a little fun, with no attachment. We talked a lot and had a good time just being together, but we didn't really date. Just talked, sex, talked. It made me feel wanted again. She seemed to enjoy it and was clearly not interested in anything more than that. We parted as friends."

FaliedSalve

AOL Days

"Because she asked. I was visiting a friend in a different part of the state and she introduced me to one of her friends and she gave me my AOL username. This was back in the late 90s. 😉 A few days after returning home I received a message from that person asking for a one-night stand."

AnimeJoex

"A man has to comply to the AOL lady, it’s just sound reasoning."

hayitsnine

Truth

"I was emotionally compromised and wanted to use a person that I cared nothing about to make me feel better about a situation that I couldn’t fix."

Rounder057

"I appreciate your honesty. Honestly, 99% of people do this at one point in their life whether they admit to it or not. You're admitting to it, even if it’s anonymous, which says a lot Or maybe I’m just like you and want to feel better about myself and I’m just a crazy rando. Therapy here I come!"

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Gotcha!

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"He cheated on me with his roommate’s girlfriend. So obviously his roommate and I hooked up for some revenge. It was excellent and I regret nothing."

HighQueenMarcy

Might as well

"We were bored. This was in the mid '00s when smartphones were not a thing yet and people still used CD players and DVDs. We both had no money or place to go and after doing nothing but talking with each other for 3 days we felt like we knew each other pretty well. I remember her complaining that 'there's nothing to do out here.' So I jokingly said back 'Well we could always do each other.'"

"Expecting her to punch me in the arm like she did when I made a comment about her boobs growing when she was talking about needing to go bra shopping. However, instead, she just sighed and said 'We might as well.' Before getting up and going inside her grandma's apartment. At first, I was a little confused and thought she misheard me so I followed. However once I was inside and saw her taking off her shirt I knew she heard me perfectly well."

alanalot

Wow. Sex has people doing crazy things.

It maybe a wiser choice to think things through sometimes.

Or at least get a hobby or two.

Things People Can't Understand Unless They've Been Through It Themselves

Reddit user Slow_Inflation8701 asked: 'What's something people don't understand until they've been through it themselves?'

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There's an old saying about walking a mile in someone else's shoes in order to understand them. It's an accurate sentiment as there are things in life one simply won't grasp unless experienced personally.

For example, I've been very open about my autism in my writing.

My fellow autistic adults often share how similar our experiences are and how well we can relate to each other.

However no matter how descriptive I am, it's difficult for someone neurotypical to fully understand what it’s like to have a brain that's wired differently.

But on the flip side, my autism means there are things I'll never understand.

Like what hunger feels like or how people usually feel pain or easily recognize faces or eat spicy foods or visualize things in their mind or don't get physically ill because of noises.

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We've all been held to some unexpected beauty standard at some point, like how to properly and less comfortably wear that shirt, or how we should cut our hair, or that our teeth should be whiter.

In addition to being inundated with these messages that we are not good enough or beautiful enough naturally, we're also confronted by advertisement after advertisement of the latest tool, makeup, primer, machine, or supplement that will make us that much more attractive.

And some of the beauty hacks that are suggested to us are, quite frankly, really weird.

Wondering what others had heard of, Redditor Quintowne asked:

"What is a beauty standard you can't believe people actually like?"

One Word: Photoshop

"Clearly photoshopped pictures and weird posing angles."

- chemistryofacarcrash

Suspicious Teeth

"Overly perfect veneers."

- doublexxchrome

"One of my Facebook friends already has good teeth but then she went and got veneers. Now her teeth are just...too big and too BRIGHT."

- HeathenHumanist

The Nose You've Seen Somewhere Before

"Every nose looking exactly the same."

- Blitzkriek

"Thank you from all the non-standard nose people."

- hyperfat

"And ski slope or button nose. They are cute but not everyone’s face is meant to have that type of nose and it doesn’t look good on everyone. It sucks seeing so many young girls on TikTok get nose jobs and all have the exact same nose."

- DepressionBarbie_

The Over-Inflation... Of Lips

"What people do to their lips is wild to me."

- Purples_A_Fruit

"I came here to say the over-inflated lips with the ostrich lashes combo. It’s so much."

- GamerMomm

Gaunt Chic

"Buccal fat removal."

- Groundbreaking-Duck

"Yes! The buccal fat is there for a reason. It instantly ages them. They look gaunt."

- Icy_Attempt_300

"Yes. There's a difference between a chiseled face and a gaunt face."

"Peak Angelina Jolie, Taylor Hill, Monica Bellucci, etc. have chiseled faces."

"Anya Taylor-Joy, Bella Hadid, and others who underwent unnecessary buccal fat removal surgeries just look gaunt."

- RainyDayReader_999

Questionable Eyebrows

"Stupid eyebrows that look like perfectly angled stencils are a shade way too dark for their complexion. Like blonde girls with two black geometric boomerangs on her forehead."

- montanagrizfan

Dislike Big Butts

"Butt implants. Just looks nasty as h**l."

- PureDeidBrilliant

"I just saw one in the wild without all the filters that normally accompany it. It was so weird. Like a flesh diaper that should have been changed hours ago."

- yellowmew

Too Dramatic Eyelashes

"Giant eyelashes that will make you take flight if you flutter them fast enough."

- T*tsMcGhee99

"My husband hates the long fake eyelash look, and he asked me why women wear them when men don't particularly like them."

"I thought it would be funny, so I told him it's not about impressing men but about asserting one's dominance on another woman."

"He believed me and now tells all his friends that it's an 'alpha-female' thing, hahaha."

- Striving_Hermit

A Little Too Perfect

"The overly sculpted beard trend. You know when the beard is trimmed and looks like it was outlined in concealer? Neatening up is nice but a sudden pale line as a border around your stubble... looks like it was airbrushed on and not touched up."

- hecatemoonshadow

"Thank you for putting into words what I could never put my finger on. It's that weird barbershop ad look. Too weirdly 'perfect' looking to be attractive."

- dzzi

Dozens of Miss Piggys

"I’m from Stockholm. A lot of girls, particularly from rich areas, like to use so much fake tan that they are orange, and bleach their hair from what was usually dark blonde to platinum blonde."

"Then they style it to make it voluminous (which is easy to do because their hair is dead from all the dyeing) and apply lots of make-up, which typically includes black mascara or fake lashes."

"So, a lot of girls here bear a striking resemblance to Miss Piggy. There’s nothing wrong with looking like this, I just don’t understand it."

- WhereMyEelAt

"No One's Neck's as Incredibly Thick as Gaston!"

"Those grossly buff guys on all dating shows. They all look like Gaston from 'Beauty and the Beast,' and I hate it so much. I don’t even watch those shows, but the lack of variety is appalling."

- toedplatypus

Flat... Teeth?

"Grinding canine teeth flat. A dentist once took me aside and told me that he could grind mine down, flat, and make it a really good smile."

"I said, 'No, thanks,' but was thinking, 'Why in the f**k would I do that?!'"

- Bardez

Laminated Eyebrows

"Laminated, combed-up, thick a** eyebrows. Why."

- comoshnyee

"Yes! This is the one I was going to say. It is such a strange beauty trend to me that I've noticed in the past couple of years. Granted, I do come from a time when eyebrows were plucked into a high arch."

"I think people should just leave their eyebrows be for the most part. I can understand plucking, waxing, or trimming very bushy eyebrows or a uni-brow, but combing the hairs straight up and plastering them to your forehead just doesn't look good."

- KrustyKohn

Follow the Leader

"The fact that a huge portion of the world's population has successfully brainwashed itself into thinking that the Kardashians/Jenners are the epitome of beauty to the point that many are willing to imitate whatever moronic thing they do to their bodies is just wild to me."

- Tough_Stretch

Standing Out from the Crowd

"Any plastic surgery that makes random women look like they're all related. At one point, we'll all start to think thin lips and big noses are hot solely because they'll stand out in a sea of copy/paste people."

- Intelligent-Guide-48

"It’s called the 'Instagram face' and it’s a legit phenomenon that is being studied by psychologists. It’s doing so much harm to people’s self-esteem and self-concept. We aren’t all supposed to look the same."

- InsomniacYogi

These certainly were some surprising trends, and some of them seem to refuse to go away, as much as many people dislike them.

But beauty standards have a way of coming and going, so by the end of next year, who knows what will be considered beautiful and trending then?

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Those who have traveled to Europe or interacted with Europeans may very well know they do things very differently and vice versa.

The differences between our different cultures can include idiosyncratic behavior, preferences, or attitudes.

And while we can very much appreciate these differences, there are certain customs that can be major head-scratchers.

Curious to hear examples of what those can be, Redditor a_m42_ asked:

"Americans, what is something that Europeans have/do that makes no sense to you?"

Getting from point A to B can vastly different.

It's A Driving Thing

"I'm Canadian, but it's always baffled me that some Europeans consider a half hour's worth of driving a long time. That wouldn't even get me out of the area I'd consider local."

– TwoFingersWhiskey

The Size Of A Country Matters

"Lol, I moved from Germany to the Netherlands. The Netherlads are so small that the longest you could actually drive from one point to another is 4 hours, otherwise you would cross a border."

"When I was a child I used to go to my grandparents' house every weekend. They only lived an hour away so the way was short to me."

"My boyfriend is Dutch and he told me be barely ever saw his grandma growing up because she lived so far away and they never visited her because of the long way. She lived 1 1/2 hours away."

– finilain

Concerned Swiss

"My coworkers from Switzerland came out to Denver and I took them over to Glenwood Springs, which is about a 3.5 hour drive and after about half an hour they’re like 'are you okay to drive? Do you want one of us to drive for a bit so you can rest?' I drive two to ten hours to go camping with my husband and two dogs at least two or three weeks a month, so this was just a normal weekend to me, but they were acting like I was some kind of crazy person lol."

– Beautiful_Jacket6358

Things at home aren't always what they seem as they are in the US.

Magic Windows

"It's not that it doesn't 'make sense,' but the first time I saw those windows that can be moved a bunch of different ways, you would have thought I was seeing a rabbit being pulled out of a hat, that's how amazed I looked."

"Tilt and Turn Windows."

https://youtu.be/LT8eBjlcT8s?si=AiDUT2KXLvkD3l8L

– Weird-Traditional

Temperature Control

"I don't know if you know this, but many European windows also have a winter mode. When the handle is 45 degrees up, they open up just a tiny bit (1-2mm), to provide some small amount of air circulation, but not too much to not lose warm air inside."

– Plukh1

Breathing Space

"us Germans are obsessed with ventilation. even in the middle of winter, we'll periodically slam our fancy tilt windows open. problem with the tilting or slight opening is it can lead to condensation with low temps and thus lead to mold. and we are obsessed with preventing mold."

"anyways, make sure the air in your room stays good, it makes all the difference."

– dispo030

Just A Place To Sleep

"In Germany, apartments don't normally come with a kitchen. It's purchased/installed by the Tennant. Sometimes you luck out but not usually."

"Edit.. Because this comment blew up, here is an article talking about it."

https://alisajordanwrites.com/2018/08/06/apartments-dont-come-with-kitchens-in-germany/

– Widegina

The Kitchen Stays

"When we sold our house recently, a german woman viewed it and said "this is lovely kitchen. Will be shame to see it go" i was like go where?"

"She was so excited when i said we werent taking the kitchen anywhere. Me and my husband were so confused.. she thought the house was a real catch because of it and was really shocked when the estate agent said that nobody takes their kitchens with them! Odd."

– Big_Strength7344

We all act a certain way, but these types of behavior can be jarring to Americans.

Now, See Here

"Idk if its all Europeans but Germans have a real big problem with staring like I owe them money. Also paying to use the bathroom in public spaces."

– Neat_Serve730

You Got That Look

"Lol we do stare a lot. When I went to study in the uk one of my professors asked me during a tutorial whether he was saying wrong things because apparently I kept staring at him, I didn’t even notice it haha"

"Edit since apparently it’s causing a bit of confusion: a tutorial is not the same as a lecture, in a tutorial you’re around 15 people in a small room, it’s much more intimate and easier to notice if somebody’s staring at you (which evidently was not just looking at him to show you’re paying attention but much more unnerving)"

– BatmanButDepressed

We Can't Handle The Truth

"I’m from the Midwest and my family is from the Netherlands. So the society that wouldn’t dare offend you in any way and the society that has no problem dropping truth bombs on you. It’s rough."

– philophilo

"The (in)famous Dutch straightforwardness or directness. We have been taught to tell it like it is. We will be polite and civil about it, but we have no time for beating around the bush when a problem has to be resolved. That being said, some of my countrymen use it as an excuse to be rude a**hats."

"Just say 'Ken jij het beter dan, pannekoek?' and be done with it."

– SmilingDutchman

I'm not sure if this is a thing but the first time I went to Paris, I found it very odd that my soft drink was served without ice.

This happened at three different establishments where I asked for a Coke and was presented with the soda can and an empty drinking glass.

When I asked for ice from the server, he scoffed, returned with one ice cube on a spoon and proceeded to pour the drink from the can onto the ice and into the glass.

Are you kidding me??

And he left with the spoon and the partially-melted ice cube. I didn't even get to keep that, so I was talking about leaving a lousy tip, to which my friend who was with me said the French don't tip.

It was definitely a culture shock day for me as a very young traveler.

We've all experienced poor customer service, even at some of our favorite places.

Though we might think certain places are completely reliable, every now and again we might find our food taking an unexpectedly long time, or be treated less than cordially by a new employee.

In most cases, these unfortunate situations were something of a fluke and won't stop us from going back in the future.

Of course, there are more extreme cases, which see the end of our ever using or frequenting certain businesses ever again.

Redditor OpposedToBears was curious to hear cases of businesses permanently losing customers through their practices, leading them to ask:

"How did a business permanently lose you as a customer?"

Bank Robbery... Done By The Bank!

"I had been a Wells Fargo account holder for 13 years."

"I started with a joint account with my parents as a teenager and later opened my own accounts and closed the joint account."

"My brother also had a joint account with my parents that he later closed when he opened his own account."

"He didn't really use his account with them and it was sitting empty."

"Fast forward to me being in law school and broke as a joke and my brothers account overdrawn because of some fees they were hitting it with."

"Wells Fargo decided to pull money from my almost empty account to cover my brother's overdrawn account."

"The only link between my account and his that we both, at some point in our lives, had joint accounts with my parents even though they were both now closed."

"Wells Fargo was wholly uninterested in listening to any sort of reason and repeatedly stated that this was their 'policy' despite the absurdity."

"My brother reimbursed me but I closed my account and have refused to do business with Wells Fargo on any level since."- kikithemonkey

Their Service Is Ironically Anything But "Direct"...

"Directv."

"They let you buy any movie or channel package online or with a remote, but if you want to cancel something you have to call into their 1-800 number."

"After sitting on hold forever and then having to sit through a bunch of offers on other channels and packages I just cut the cord."- ClassicPatsGamesYT

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Corrupt Car Salesmen Is a Cliché. That Just Won't Die...

"AutoTrader Online."

"Bought a car out of state and they never transported it."

"They also never handled the paperwork."

"Seller and I had to do it all ourselves."

"Weeks of phone calls with AutoTrader ending in, 'We promise', 'doing that now', 'just shipped', 'you should hear from them within X hours'."

"2 months.. nothing."

"Never again Autotrader."

"I don't believe your lies."

"Thank goodness seller was a decent human."- hyteck9

The Customer Is Always Right...

"I ordered carryout from a French restaurant in Pittsburgh early in the pandemic."

"The order was around $120."

"I gave them my PayPal debit card number."

"When I got to the restaurant, I added a bottle of water, which changed the amount I owed to, say, $127."

"So they processed the two orders, for a total of $247, which I did not realize until sometime the next week."

"It took over a month to get my first $120 returned to me."

"The owner of the shop could not have been any nastier, saying it was my fault."

"Never have I ever gone back there."- EnlargedBit371

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Makes You Wonder How They Ever Turned A Profit...

"SiriusXM called me to get me to renew my subscription."

"Here's how the convo went:"

"Me: I haven't used it in so long I didn't even know I had a subscription."

"You can go ahead and cancel it."

"SiriusXM rep: OK, your credit card on file is expired, so for you to cancel your subscription we need your updated credit card info so we can charge you for the last month of service and the cancellation fee."

"Me: Wait, so you want me to give you my credit card info so you can charge me to cancel your service, which I just told you I'm not using?"

"SiriusXM rep: Yes, that's right."

"Me: And if I don't give you my credit card info you have no way to charge me?"

"SiriusXM rep: Yes, that's right."

"Me: LMAO no. Goodbye."- OuterRimExplorer

People Expecting To Get What They Pay For Shouldn't Come As A Surprise...

"Vivid Seats."

"I purchased a floor ticket for a concert and was sent a mezzanine (2nd floor) ticket and unfortunately didn't notice til I got to the concert."

"Obviously floor tickets were WAY more expensive than the ticket I received."

"Vividseats refused to refund me because 'the seller fulfilled my order' ."

"Apparently doesn't matter if you don't get what you pay for."

"I filed a charge back with my credit card and just found out this morning that I won."

"I won't ever be using them again, customer service was horrible."- evelocityf

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Some Might Call This Karma...

"Twenty-seven years ago there was a little Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village in New York City."

"We had a friend who was on tour with an entertainment act, and whenever he would pass through New York, we would all get together with him for dinner."

"He was coming through the city late one night."

"We couldn't start dinner with him until 10:00 PM."

"This was not good for my wife and me as she was in her first trimester and waiting that late for dinner was not good for her stomach."

"My wife and I had an early dinner in the city, saw a movie, and then met our friends at this Italian restaurant."

"We decided that since we were not hungry, we would buy all the appetizers for the whole table."

"There were about 12 of us."

"We also said we would not be ordering an entree."

"We were told that this was unacceptable and I asked to see the owner."

"The owner came over and informed us it was the policy of the restaurant that we must order an entree regardless of how many appetizers we purchased."

"I protested pointing out that I had ordered over $100 in appetizers and I could get 2 entrees for $15 each."

"This idiot would not budge."

"So I canceled the appetizer order and purchased 2 lasagnas instead."

"I then requested that the entrees be packaged for takeout as neither my wife nor I were hungry in the least."

"I was once again informed that the entree MUST be presented at the table before being boxed to take out."

"Neither we nor any of our friends ever set foot in there again."

"I had a client in the village four months later and I walked past that restaurant."

"It was boarded up."

"Good riddance."- Sprocketholer

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You Can See Right Through Them...

"Glass door."

"They're f*cked."

"Make you leave a review to read reviews."

"On top of that they delete reviews posted by employees."

"I just want to know if the company I'm applying for is a hellhole."

"That's it."- heavenstarcraft

When Communication Is Your Business, You'd Better Communicate...

"AT&T."

"I had the weirdest situation."

"We had to transfer our landline to their new service but still AT&T to AT&T."

"It took over 21 days to get it working and I called them every single day (no joke)."

"They would say the same stuff 'we'll reset the system'."

"I decided to cancel it then said well you need to pay for the cancelation fee."

"I'm like, but you guys lagged so long that it made me cancel."

"Did not budge at all and said well you missed the deadline."

"Cancelled - AT&T internet ,phone, cable."

"Cancelled - AT&T business internet/phone."

"Cancelled - AT&T Mobile."

"I understand I'm just a number and won't bring down their business but you ain't getting another dime."- shocktopper1

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No matter our profession, we've all had an "off" day at least once in our lives, so it's always a good idea to give people the benefit of the doubt.

But when people don't treat others with respect or compassion, or frankly don't do their job, don't expect any kindness or understanding in return.