As we pointed out last week, the administrators at FIT don’t exactly know what to do with their bed bug situation. And as the growing hoards of bugs invade every class and apartment complex throughout the tri-state area, urbanites are getting increasingly wary of bringing bed bugs into their homes. In fact, the threat is getting so dire that it looks as though bed bugs may actually be changing people’s dating patterns. Out and about this weekend, Crushable overheard something that made us realize exactly how bad the situation has gotten:
Dude 1: “I’m not going home with chics anymore. Too scared of bed bugs.”
If this goes much further, fear of bed bugs could end up being the most effective prophylactic this city has seen in a long time.
At first, we thought that bed bugs were going to do the unthinkable – prevent this man from hooking up with women. But then his friend responded:
Dude 2: “Totally. Girls have to come to my place or its off.”
That’s an interesting distinction to make. And if enough people adopt that stance, this type of thinking could lend itself toward a Mexican standoff when it comes to urban hookups. If both interested parties insist on going to their place when they want some nookie for fear of bed bugs, there might be a lot less action being had around town.
Here’s another thought. Is the fear of bed bugs powerful enough to do what legions of women have failed before them: actually convince urban males to get into a relationship?
Because here’s the thing, men. The fewer apartments you go into, the fewer times you will open yourself up to the threat of bed bugs. That much is true. And if you’re going to take your bed bug paranoia to your dating life, having a girlfriend might be your best bet.
Of course, with the number of non-residential establishments infected with bed bugs growing, even that may not work. Good luck out there!