Gone are the days of romantic dinners and pulling over at “make out point.” Hanging out with friends and having sexual eye contact with your roommate’s boyfriend’s best friend’s fraternity brother? Nah, that’s so 2013.
The new way to find the one (or the one to put it in ya) is, of course, “Netflix and Chill.”
An age-old excuse for getting into the bed, and
pants heart, of someone, this concept has been around forever. But this simple phrase has settled itself into the hearts and minds of countless millennials in a way we should all be extremely embarrassed of. From the late night text on Tinder, to the motivational, needle point pillow you donned with the phrase to make you seem “hip and low-key.”
Netflix and Chill is the new “lets find an excuse to hang out and bone.” And one smart fraternity decided to capitalize on it, because it was only a matter of time.
According to Facebook, Delta Kappa Epsilon at UC Berkeley is officially hosting a “Netflix and Chill Festival.” From the post:
Throw on your Power Ranger onesie and bring your grandma’s hand woven blanket… its time for the first annual Netflix and Chill fest. We will be projecting an all time favorite (TBA) on the front lawn with some couches, complementary popcorn, and drinks. Dress warm, dress comfy, and come over at 8:30 if you want to be part of history.
Ugh. It’s like they just get us. Onesies? Woken blankets? Free food? No wonder they’re throwing a festival. It appears that these boys have made the whole concept of Netflix and Chill their bitch.
I’m going to be honest. At first I thought this was a joke. I mean, what group of guys would be smart enough to do this? No annoying lines to the bar? No standing for extended periods of time? No heels or making small talk? It almost seems too good to be true. But for some reason, the clouds of dumb fraternity events have parted and it appears that this is actually happening. It looks like Delta Kappa Epsilon really is pairing up with social app, Knock Knock, to throw this sexually-charged Netflix night. According to the event page, the festival is being held tonight, at UC Berkley at 8:30 p.m.
The event currently has about 6,500 people who say they’re attending. So that means either a lot of people are getting laid, or everyone just loves the idea. Either way, this might pave the way for future Greek events. Finally a fraternity is giving us what we want. An event where we can wear yoga pants, messy buns, and slippers, and still potentially find our one true love (with a Netflix password).
The future of Greek events just got a hell of a lot lazier, and I for one, could not be more thrilled..
UPDATE: Due to an insane amount of people attending, the event was postponed. An emailed tip provided more details.
Due to an overwhelming response on Facebook, the event was shut down by UC authorities. The festival will be postponed until next week, at a larger venue TBA. For more information, head over to their page.
Images via Facebook