Ah, the summer fling. Whether it’s been years since you’ve puked your guts out in a taxi as the driver shouted four-letter words we won’t repeat here or mere hours since your last tipsy makeout session, no one is immune to the summer fling. And when you’re spending roughly 50 percent of your time with a guy who’s 100 percent wrong for you, you should have a trendy playlist plucked from the iTunes charts. Oh, and GIFs, because who doesn’t love those? No one, that’s who.
Without further ado, we present you with your summer fling a.k.a. hot-mess-of-a-two-month-barely-a-relationship in this not-so-great playlist:
“22” by Taylor Swift
quickly devolves into
“Crazy Kids” by Ke$ha featuring will.i.am
You make a lot of mistakes (at least that’s what you can gather from Facebook the next morning). You didn’t even know you knew how to twerk.
“We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus
Helloooo cute bartender…
“Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez
He’s Adam Levine hot –after a few drinks, but who’s counting?
“Love Somebody” by Maroon 5
Sparks fly. Wait, maybe that was a glass. He takes your number on the back of a napkin. You kiss the top of the napkin in a “sexy” way that isn’t actually sexy at all.
“See You Again” by Carrie Underwood
One thing leads to another and you two become practically inseparable –well, unless it’s ladies’ night at the club downtown.
“I Need Your Love” by Calvin Harris
You start writing a lot of bad poetry. Really bad poetry (we’ve been there).
“Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey
You even go out on a double date with your gay BFF and his new boyfriend (the one you accidentally hit on before you knew he was more of a shopping buddy than fling material).
“Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert
One unsuspecting morning spent nursing a hangover, you get a call from your guy’s not-so-ex girlfriend. WTF, right?! He’s not even that cute!
“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift
You nearly drown in your sorrows (and alcohol). Literally. Get it together, girl!
“Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey
You take him back. It feels like this for a week…
“Still Into You” by Paramore
…until you realize that you have much more self-respect than that. Boys come and go, but your gal pals are forever.
“I Love It” by Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor.