How To Get Laid Watching A Meteor Shower

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Want to take your date to something cool? Do you want to get laid? The Perseid meteor shower is happening August 11 and 12. Here are some need-to-knows when it comes to meteor showers and getting laid.

When you sit back to watch a meteor shower, you’re actually seeing the pieces of comet debris heat up as they enter the atmosphere and burn up in a bright burst of light, streaking a vivid path across the sky as they travel at 37 miles (59 km) per second.

Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth.It has a nucleus that’s about 16 miles (26 kilometers) wide. The last time it passed by Earth was during its orbit around the sun in 1992.  After August, the next time we’ll see Swift-Tuttle will be in 2126. Give your date a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure you tell them this won’t happen again until 2126. People like that.

I will say this is not a great first date idea because to effectively see the meteor shower you must be somewhere dark and somewhat secluded. The idea is to take in as much sky as possible, but your date may be a bit nervous if they don’t know you very well. Third date, fourth date, and beyond are fine.

The longer you wait outside, the more sky rocks you will see. The rate of meteors falling will be 150 an hour, or 2-3 meteors per minute. It will take your eyes a while to adjust to the dark, but it will be worth it; you can just make out while you wait.

I would suggest bringing a blanket or something comfortable to sit on. Discomfort won’t help you get laid. Also bring some bug spray and snacks, maybe even a beverage or two. If you are feeling bold, some people like to camp out and watch the shower. How romantic.

Marnie Slater is a freelance writer for Weekend Collective and performs stand up comedy in Kansas City. Follow her @marnieslaterkc for upcoming gigs and a whole lot of shenanigans.

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