Returning home from college for the summer means a couple of things. You probably are going to be stuck at home wishing you were still back at school with your friends, you probably will have to hang out with all the people you went to high school with, and unless you want to be lonely and sad for the entire summer, you're going to probably have to interact with boys, or at least the most bearable ones you can find.
A summer fling is hyped up as some cutesy, romantic, nothing but fun ordeal. Once you return from college for the summer, a summer fling becomes less and less appealing.
This means you will have to talk to some annoying guy you used to find attractive in high school, and can now barely stand, just to pass the time and months away instead of hanging out with your mom for the entirety of the summer (not that hanging out with your mom is a bad thing, but she might get annoyed and start to feel sorry for you). This particular former high school acquaintance was probably the all-star football player, who now attends college in some small town thinking he is still the god of all gods. It will only take you one night of hanging out and becoming reacquainted to realize this is far from the actual case.
If you're above rekindling your love for an old classmate, then one of your other options is to rekindle your love for an ex. Sounds like an awful idea, but so does sitting on the couch every night consuming a bag of chips to yourself. You have to pick one, and honestly, yes it might be a little desperate to go with the ex option, but you'll still look good at the end of the summer and won't gain the freshman 15 all over again.
Another option is to find a random person in your hometown who seems decent enough to tolerate for two to three months. He might not be boyfriend or “bae" material, but he might be just the perfect fit for this short period of time. You definitely want to find a random guy who you don't have mutual friends with; this way you have the capability of avoiding him when you're back into town for the holidays.
Your last option is to text the boy you've always thought was too good for you. He's one of the greatest guys you've ever tried to speak to. If he isn't interested, then no worries, you will most likely only have a few awkward run-ins when you're home and then it'll be over. Who knows though, maybe he'll be in the same position and think you're God's greatest gift and BAM, there's your next boyfriend.
While entering a summer fling, it's important to remember a few things: first, it's not as glamorous as it was in high school; the boys get less and less awesome, you have higher standards than you did when you were 16 years old, and you absolutely don't want to go put-putting, making it a little difficult to find someone who has the same summer fling expectations that you do. Second, if you have three weeks or less left in the summer, forget it. Just accept that you're going to be lonely for those three remaining weeks and devote your time to something more effective, such as starting a YouTube channel, or picking up some new hobby like putting puzzles together. Lastly, it will end. Whether the conclusion of this summer fling is a blessing from God or a great discomfort, the summer will eventually come to an end and you can peacefully return to your college life with college boys and college fun.