The point is you need someone where the relationship isn’t that deep, where the hangout is relaxed and devoid of pressure.
Get extremely involved in a cancelled television series that has all its seasons on Netflix.
In the afternoon, drink the one beer you find in the back of your fridge, then get a little naughty and go skinny dipping. In the SHOWER!
If you don’t provide the people with adequate amounts of easily-accessible toilet paper, someone (and you’ll never find out who) is going to be wiping themselves on a hand towel.
Try to immediately become friends. Hang out and get coffee and laugh and act normal. Feel weird about not kissing goodbye.
When these nights come along, you can’t fight them. I mean, technically you can stay home and sulk on the internet, but you know that you will end up hating yourself.
What are we even doing? I want to ask you. But I can’t even do that because it would break this spell we’ve woven around ourselves. Nothing is going on, because nothing is going on.
It’s winter and will be winter for two more months. You need something to look forward to in order to make it through, don’t you?
You will evoke no negative, complicated feelings in them. They will never need to “get away” from you. You will never frustrate them or stress them out.
Instead of “I love you,” most times we say, “I hate everyone but you,” with affection.