The Rules: How to Have a One-Night Stand

When done right, a one-night stand can be exciting and even empowering! Follow our rules to make it a great night! (13 Photos)

Julie Taylor on Aug 31, 2011 at 2:28PM

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The Rules: How to Have a One-Night Stand

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Don't Expect a Relationship

Sure, some long-term relationships began with a one-night stand, but the odds are against it. If this is truly a one-night stand, do yourself a favor and don’t start naming your future children the minute you hit the sheets. Just enjoy it for what it is: a night of great sex. Keep your expectations in check to prevent later disappointments, says Los Angeles-based psychologist Michelle Golland, Psy.D.

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