Too Old For Summer Flings?

Summer is coming to an end, coming home from family vacations and getting ready for school. Unpacking and packing is the primary activity that will be happening for the next week or two. Creating lists to make sure that you have everything for school whether it be school supplies, dorm supplies or apartment/house supplies. As the hustle and bustle begins sadly summer flings come to and end. A definition of a summer fling is you do stuff with someone whether it be sexual or not and when the summer ends your relationship also ends and you part ways. According to movies summer flings are what makes summer amazing, for example when you watch Grease and see Sandy and Danny’s summer fling you always think “man that looks awesome, I want that.” My question is when are you too old to have summer flings? When are summer flings no longer considered summer flings?

I met up with a friend this past week catching up on our lives and I mentioned that I was currently seeing someone and categorized it as a summer fling. Immediately he said that summer flings at our age don’t exist and there is not way it’s just a fling. I questioned him because why couldn’t my summer fling be a summer fling. From that he then proceeded to explain why not- at our age every interaction we have in a scenario like this isn’t as causal as we think anymore. As we get older any type of intimate interactions we have no longer are as care free and light as we think. We start to reach a point in our lives where meeting someone isn’t as easy as it use to be in college and in high school. Once you’re out of school it’s harder to introduce yourself to people and get to know people without having that type of pressure. I find myself to be somewhat oblivious in these situations but when brought to my attention it makes complete sense.

Long story short though the “summer fling” didn’t continue. The chemistry was there but when beginning a new relationship there are two characteristics you need, chemistry and timing. If you have one without the other it doesn’t work. Since I’ve been back we have talked very briefly and nothing serious, he’s busy and so am I. I do think that although we had a great summer together enjoying one another’s company, because of this past summer maybe in the future our paths could cross again. As cliche as that sounds though who knows what will happen. I will say this, because the future is so ambiguous and no one has a definite idea of what will happen, maybe this “summer fling” down the road could turn into more. For though I will categorize this situation as a summer fling, no quotations.


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