Playing the casual game

Keeping it casual

If this years Love Island has taught us anything it is that sex can often lead to feelings. Which is why when it comes to no strings dating you need to make sure you know what you are getting into.

Casual dating or a casual relationship is a physical and emotional relationship between two people who may have casual sex or a near-sexual relationship without necessarily demanding or expecting the extra commitments of a more formal romantic relationship

Is it for you?

For some, dating numerous people at any one time can be awkward and unnatural. If you feel like this then the likelihood is that casual dating isn’t for you. And that’s okay!

However, you may be someone who finds the idea of dating several people exhilarating. If that’s the case then casual could certainly be the way forward.

You need to choose the relationship path that is right for you and then pick your partners accordingly.

Setting boundaries

Before you delve into the world of casual / sex dating you may want to set some rules.

Be open. Be honest with each other about what you want from the arrangement.

No plus ones. Don’t invite them to be your plus one within your social circle. This can add extra stress and compliactions into what is meant go be a casual thing.

Limit communication. Avoid small talk. Opening up about your problems can complicate matters, so try your best to keep communication brief. If uiuve had a bad day, aagre with friends and family not your aez buddie.

No sex, no sleeping. Netflix and chill is most definitely for those in a relationship. For everyone doing the casual thing, a sleepover can make life awkward and leave you in a less than perfect predicament.

Blurring the lines

You’ve made the leap into the dating scene and set your boundaries. However, now you need to make sure that you don’t blur the lines between casual and commitment.

Here are a few signs to look out for:

  • They ask you to meet their friends
  • Using the term we or us.
  • They tell you they miss you.
  • You are included in their future.
  • They inquire about meeting your family.

There will likely come a time in your life when you are ready to transition from casual to serious. If you are till within a casual arrangement, you will need to lay your cards on the table.

In some cases, you may find that the feeling is mutual and from this you can start to establish a form of commitment. However, this might not be the case and you could finds yourself back in the dating scene, in search of someone wanting the same.

Remember only you know what is right for you, so follow your head, your heart of whatever part of your anatomy you choose to have lead you.

”Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen”

Henry Cloud

 

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