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With Christmas right around the corner, everyone's getting a little busy with shopping and travel plans. And many of us will soon be getting a little busy with ex-girlfriends back home.
Hooking up with an ex over the holidays is a winter tradition that almost everyone shares at some point. Maybe you've already sent friendly text messages to gauge your chances. (For example, "You're not married now, right?") However, it's not always the best idea. We'll give you the pros and cons of nostalgic nookie with your hometown hottie.
1. You Already Know Each Other
Hooking up with someone new is exciting, but it takes so much effort: introducing yourself, coming across smoothly, finding a graceful exit if she's into something super weird. With your ex, though, you're in familiar territory. You know what she likes, she knows what you like. It's not the thrill of the unknown, but you'll probably have an okay time.
2. The (Sexy) Ghost of Christmas Future
If you and your ex are fine with hooking up over the holidays, there's a chance it can happen again next December, and the December after that. Plus, it'll make visiting for a wedding or a reunion or (hopefully not) a funeral slightly more exciting.
3. What Else Are You Gonna Do?
After a while, sitting on your parents' couch and watching their HBO can get boring. You remember that you left this town for a reason: There's just nothing going on. At least hooking up with your ex will give you something to do if you've already seen "The Hobbit."
1. Fighting Where You Left Off
You broke up with your ex for a reason, and that reason might become very apparent after a few drinks. You could wind up arguing about something that happened two years ago as if it happened yesterday. Instead of hooking up, the night ends with you refusing to apologize for that time you got drunk at her sister's wedding and got in a fight with the DJ.
2. You Risk Getting Re-Attached
It's always a bad idea to hook up with your ex if one of you still has feelings for the other. If she's not over the relationship (and you are), just go for someone else. If you're not over the relationship (and she is), you'll just prolong the time it takes to move on.
3. Been There, Done That
With an ex, you're regressing. You're trying to recapture what's already gone. And besides, you might be missing out on someone new. Try your luck with the girl from high school you always had a crush on back when you were too shy to even say hello. Who knows, maybe she felt the same way. Why not give it a shot?