I met a guy who piqued my interest in a way that no one had done for a long time. He invited me to hang out with him and his friends one night, and I was having a great time with all of them. At one point in the evening, his friend pulled me aside and said, “Can I give you a piece of advice?” I said, “Sure.” He then goes, “Don’t sleep with him.” I was taken aback, and he went on to say, “You’re a keeper. Don’t sleep with him yet so he can’t lose respect for you. Seriously, don’t.” I laughed and told him I wasn’t planning to sleep with him yet because I really did like him. Then I got hammered with him the next night and I think everyone can guess what happened then. Slept with him. While mentally whipping myself the next day for ruining what could have actually been the start of something good, it dawned on me that this is the stupidest goddamned thing that single people do.