I was watching “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” earlier (side note: how have I only just got into this show!? Its quite literally one of the funniest things I have ever watched!) and was on the episode where Frank talks about how he and Artemis are having this really kinky, food-fetish fuck buddy relationship. As I lay in front of my laptop in my hungover and lonely state, I got to thinking about the topic of fuck buddies, mainly: are people still doing it?
Actually, if we are going to get literal about it, Frank refers to Artemis as his “booty call”, which to me is a different thing to a “fuck buddy”. I associate a “booty call” as being a late-night option, with a hook up usually recurring as the result of an alcohol fueled “you up?” text sent at around 2am. The idea of a “fuck buddy” alludes to a slightly more consistent acquaintance, suggesting that you aren’t intoxicated everytime you see them – unless you are me and were intoxicated everytime I saw anyone I knew for the whole first half of my twenties.