How to Get Into a Casual Relationship

Either you--or love interest--have come out of a horrible previous breakup and a long-term highly committed relationship is not a priority. The next best option besides friends-with-benefiting, or casual dating, is a casual relationship. Most people view a casual relationship as something with minimal expectations.

Steps

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    Let your partner know that you aren't looking for anything serious. Set down what you are looking for and ask yourself what you want (companionship, honesty, romance, etc.).
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    Be free-spirited! This is your chance to go out there and not worry about another's expectations or needs.
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    Take things slow, don't put this fling on a timetable of when things should get serious or how much it should progress; just enjoy.
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    Get to know the other person and where they're coming from.
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    Enjoy their company, just have fun! Casual relationships are about having fun!
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    Take your partner places that you've always wanted to go but haven't gotten the chance. Good ideas include restaurants, forest preserves, lakes, beaches, parks, or perhaps some place new to both of you!

Tips

  • The movie Along Came Polly is a great source for seeing the casual relationship elements in action.

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Categories: Commitment Issues