In the end, my fears of being in a permanent relationship didn’t last. More and more I realized that having someone to depend on is a good thing. A simple note or taking each other out for dinner satisfied our desire to have fun after working in school all day. When we got home on a Friday night, our friends would be gearing up to go out and drink and meet potential hookups. We would still go along with them, but everything had changed for us. We weren’t interested in meeting new people to hook up with, so the novelty of going to random parties every weekend soon wore off.