Have you decided to enter into a casual relationship? If yes, then you are not alone. A recent study has shown that more and more people prefer to be in casual, “no strings attached” relationships rather than forming committed relationships. It doesn’t matter what your reasons are – maybe you want to enjoy your single life a little bit more, or you're just out of a relationship and don’t want anything serious. The truth is, casual sex relationships can spice up your life for sure…only if they're done right.
You might be wondering why there are rules for something that is supposed to be without any rules? The thing is, sex is a very emotional and intimate act in any relationship, and before you even know it, you will find yourself in a committed relationship all over again. You can’t be attached to someone when you are in a casual relationship.
Below are the most basic rules to follow if you don’t want to get attached to someone in a casual relationship:
1. Find the right person.
Finding the right person is different when it comes to a casual relationship. It’s not the same as a romantic relationship. When you are looking for a casual relationship, you are not looking for Mr. Right or Mrs. Right. You are only looking for someone with whom you can have a lot of great sex. This means you should stay away from dating your close friends, co-workers or someone you are acquainted with very well. At first, this may not make sense, but it will keep you away from situations in case they get weird. Instead, hook up with people you don’t know that well. It might be someone you always liked or a woman you met at a bar or a concert. If that doesn't work out, try dating online. There are thousands of online dating websites for casual sex.
2. Set some ground rules.
Some folks will argue that rules kill the thrill of a casual relationship, but if you don’t set some ground rules, in the beginning, you are very likely to regret it later. If you want to do this right, you need to be open and discuss your expectations. The thing you need to make clear is whether you will date other women or not. Also, you need to talk about what will happen if your casual sex partner falls in love with someone new. You need to speak about how often you should see each other and whether you will keep the relationship secret. Another thing you will need to talk about is whether you can set aside your emotions. Because casual sex relationships can only work when both partners have agreed to set aside their feelings.
3. Practice safe sex.
Sure, casual relationships can be exciting. But, it’s not all casual sex in casual relationships. Don’t forget about one of the most important things while making love: protection! Apart from monogamous relationships, always have protection while having sex in other kinds of relationships. It will protect you both against STD and unwanted pregnancies.