A one night stand can be an interesting thing, whether it’s a sort of an unexpected occurrence with a friend, an intended relationship that doesn’t go anywhere, or just a “we both know what this is” kind of Tinder hookup.

But what about when it’s so accidental and unexpected that you don’t even know who you’re waking up next to?

People that have woken up in bed with a stranger, what’s your story?
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Here are some ways certain Redditors have found themselves in said situation. A few of them are not what you’d expect.

1. “I was immediately terrified.”

At my brother- and sister-in-law’s in Brunswick, GA.

SiL had been subtly flirty with me all night. We all were completely sh*tfaced on red wine, and my wife passed out on the sofa; I staggered off to bed.

I awoke in the wee hours with a large, warm body fully pressed up against my back. I was immediately terrified it was SiL, and I was going to have to either make a scene or have some serious ‘splaining to do.

Turns out it was BiL’s Rottweiler. I went back to sleep.

– punksmostlydead

2. “Awesome.”

Lots of alcohol and weed at a party in a friend’s place.

I remember at some point I told people I needed to sleep and went to an empty room. The last thing I remember is this girl coming to bed and we started discussing the world’s problems. I don’t remember any other thing.

The weirdest part was morning. We woke up, saw that we were both naked. Awesome. I told her I don’t remember anything from the night, not even her name. We have a proper introduction, have sex again (because why not?), have breakfast outside, then share a taxi home (we were living close) and never saw each other again (I guess it felt weird for both of us).

– cthd_

3. “His dad does.”

When I had my son, I couldn’t sleep. I told my doctor I hadn’t slept a full night in 13 months. Most nights I was getting only an hour or two and I couldn’t sleep during the day. I’d try to nap, but I’d just stare at the ceiling.

My doctor prescribed me Ambien.

The first night I took it and went to bed. Sometime during the night, my husband brought the baby into our bed.

I woke up to find a baby covered in rainbows and tiny little gnomes.

Me: “Honey! Honey, wake up. There’s a baby in our bed.”

Husband: “I know. You’re going to wake him up.”

Me: “Do his parents know he’s here?”

Husband: “His dad does. Go to sleep.”

– -4twenty-

4. “Woke up to screaming.”

I know a guy who went home with a stranger.

Went pee in the middle of the night naked.

Went back to bed.

Woke up to screaming.

He had gone back to the wrong room and was naked in her mother’s bed.

– tedwinco

5. “Be safe now.”

Was a female in my mid 20’s and fell asleep in a 60+ man’s hotel bed after a night of drinking in restaurant across from said hotel.

What could have been a recipe for disaster turned into him saying ‘if I ever had a daughter I hope she’d be just like you. I called ya a cab and here’s your wallet. Be safe now.’

– lookslikeyourcheese

6. “He didn’t question anything.”

Probably not what you imagined.

As a kid, I would sleep walk at night. In the morning, I would have no recollection of what happened.

I spent the night at a friends house when I was about 10, and the family had a fire going in the fireplace in their living room. My friend’s mom decided to sleep on the couch to make sure the fire went out, and the dad went to sleep in the parents bedroom. Due to the door to their bedroom always being closed, I had never been inside…..

…which was very, very disorienting the next morning when I awoke in said bedroom, as the dad was just waking up and getting out of his bed. He had assumed during the night I was his son, and didn’t question anything when i slipped into bed with him.

Kudos to Dad for not making it anymore awkward than it already was.

And that’s the story of how I awoke next to my friend’s dad.

– bgetter

7. “Vivid, mundane dreams.”

Had a nice homemade dinner date with my partner at the time, watched a movie, then kissed goodnight and they went home, and I went to bed alone a little later.

Woke up around 2am and realized there was a living body next to me and almost sh*t myself. Took me a minute to figure out that date was all a dream, and it was just my partner (I have vivid, mundane dreams that are difficult to immediately distinguish from mundane reality).

We had in fact had a similar date irl that evening, but it did not end with us parting ways.

– Outdoortoast

8. “Hilarity ensued.”

In a dorm room, early September.

Roommate came home and didn’t lock the door.

Person who lived in the room the last year came in and climbed into what was now MY bed and passed out.

I woke up. Hilarity ensued. We became great friends.

– JL_Adv

9. “Hey mate can you leave?”

My family own a big farm in Queensland, Australia, and its mostly just untouched bushland but we lease the area out to a cattle producer. Since we have breeding land we have a lot of calves every couple of years and there is a feral dog population that hangs around trying to pick off the calves so I go around every few weeks or so and do a several day hunting trip just walking around. It was in the middle of a drought so I couldn’t light a fire so I just slept in a sleeping bag under a tree in an area I knew pretty well. It was a randomly cold night in summer so I was happy to get rugged up.

I woke up in the morning with my left leg feeling really tight and I tried to shimmy my pants down in the sleeping bag because I thought they were just tangled up a bit. I felt something odd so I unzipped the sleeping bag and there was a red belly black snake wrapped around my leg having a good snooze. I was so dead tired I wasn’t even freaking out, I just tapped it awake and said “hey mate can you leave?” and it released my leg and just buggered off. I should have been way more scared at the time but I was destroyed from the day before


10. “The sleep hand gesture.”

I was taking a train from Munich to Venice. It was one of those trains that the little rooms have chairs that pull out into beds.

A older Italian gentlemen came in the room and as the train took off he made the sleep hand gesture.

So I crashed out with this old dude. I woke up to him tapping me letting me know we will be in Venice after the next stop.

– lookssharp

11. “I just snuck out.”

So basically I went to sleep in my friends bed because he got on the sofa and I woke up with a girl next to me. We didn’t do anything the night before because multiple people have reported that they saw her coming into the room and just laying down next to me telling them that I was her boyfriend (which I wasn’t) and then going to sleep.

She may have confused me for her boyfriend and when I woke up I just snuck out and went home.

– retrobread_

12. “An eyepatch.”

I woke up with an eyepatch on.

It was November 1st and and I managed to pick up a cute woman who dressed up as a pirate.

I was so blackout, I charmed myself into being with someone way out of my league.

She would later tell me I couldn’t get my dick up, making her regret her decision.

Alcohol gives, alcohol takes away.

– WholeGrainMustard

13. “I offered her some corn nuts.”

Not a bed but kind of an abandoned trailer in the middle of the desert. Found shelter slept in it woke up there was another person in their.

They didn’t know I was in there either. When I stood up and looked around they were staring at me all wide eyed and clearly freaked out.

I didn’t know what to do and we just looked at each other for a little bit. I don’t know what to say so I offered her some corn nuts.

We both laughed at that and then we shortly left without asking any questions.

That’s the closest I ever got to a one night stand.

– Rubber_Fist_of_love

14. “An all black family smiling.”

Not me but a neighbor was a member of a fraternity and they all went downtown and got completely wasted.

He doesn’t remember how he got separated from his buddies but woke up in a very soft bed not knowing where he was. He saw a large fluffy flowered bathrobe on the back of the door and put it on. He heard some voices and walked towards them. He walked into the dining room and there was an all black family smiling in relief at him. (My neighbor was a southern white guy.)

They were all eating breakfast and the father pulled out a chair right beside him and made him a heaping plate of scrambled eggs, grits, toast and bacon. My neighbor had left the bar in a drunken state and had come upon their car and passed out in their backseat. Thankfully, all ended up ok. He kept in touch with that family for a long time afterwards!

– Throwawaybibbi

15. “Chicken Woman.”

I went to a club show with a friend. He kept talking loud to me during the show and a girl turned around and yelled at him for shouting during the music. Her and I both agreed he needed to shut up and ended up drinking heavily together.

I left my friend and went back to her place. She insisted on making us some food to sober us up a bit, so she pulled out a rotisserie chicken and heated it up. She brought the chicken into her room, but we started making out right after.

I woke up in her bed the next day and had NO idea where I was. I was Jason Bourne for 5 minutes. The girl was nowhere to be found, and I struggled to put anything together. Then I glanced over to the bedside table and saw an untouched rotisserie chicken.

I never saw her again. I don’t remember her name. She is forever enshrined as “Chicken Woman”.

– YoungstownTrash

Here’s to ridiculous encounters of all kinds.

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