Casual relationships can be dangerous, not only because there is a risk your friends will find out but also because it can be hard to remain realistic. Casual relationships can be extremely fun and exciting but if you can’t manage your expectations, things can turn sour. For this reason, we have a list of top tips!
Assume They Will Not Change - Some believe that they can tempt the other person into a real relationship but this will end in tears and is actually dishonest to both parties. If you enter a casual relationship, you have to assume that it is what the other person wants now and in the future.
Be Honest - You have to be honest with yourself and your partner as to what you are looking for from the very beginning because if you can’t stand the casual relationship, you might be looking for something more serious. Be sure of the boundaries and make sure both parties are aware of the deal before starting anything!
Communicate - Another way to manage your expectations is to communicate with your partner; even casual relationships evolve and feelings change so this needs to be discussed. Let’s be honest, sex can never be emotionless even in a casual relationship so communication can be vital for keeping things on track. If one of you starts to develop the dreaded ‘feelings’ and the other doesn't feel the same, it is probably time to call it a day.
Resist The Compromises - In a casual relationship, it can be easy to start making compromises but this doesn't feel good and it moves past the point of being ‘casual’. If you feel as though you have given up too much, it can be hard to come back from which will end the relationship and make you feel awful.
Isn't An Easy Process - Firstly, even though there are thousands of people available and looking for a casual relationship, that doesn't mean that it will be easy to find the right person. Being in a casual relationship needs a particular type of person and so it might take a while to build up the right trust for the right person; don’t expect to find someone straight away because, even though it is casual, it doesn't work like that.
Secondly, even when you do find the right person you don't owe each other sex. Just because you are in a casual relationship, it doesn't mean that you owe each other sex at any point; the word ‘casual’ is paramount for keeping it fun and exciting.
Be Friends - The moment you start to feel as though the sex is a chore or as though you are just doing it to keep them happy, it’s over. This is why it is so important to choose someone right for you because if you don’t, it will get boring pretty quickly. For this reason, there is nothing wrong with getting to know the person a little because if you don’t there will be no chemistry in between the sheets.