Are you casually dating? Here are some rules you should follow

If you simply want to test the waters instead of jumping into it headfirst, you will need to follow some rules to keep from making a mess of your dating life.
Casual Dating Rules
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Not all of us go out looking for a fairy tale, sometimes we just want a few dates and explore the options we have. Sometimes you just want a little taste of a relationship but don’t want to actually commit or get into anything long-term. It’s not unusual to want to test the waters. But when you get into something so casual like casual dating it’s essential to have some ground rules so that things don’t go haywire.

1. Don’t lead someone on. Be very clear from the start about what you want from the relationship. Make sure that the person you’re dating knows that you’re not in it for the long run and you don’t want anything serious. The brutal truth is better than a misunderstanding that will cause pain.

2. When you’re in the casual dating scene don’t go around announcing it. Keep it to yourself. We still live in a society where people will judge you for the number of people you’ve dated so, it’s better to keep it to yourself. No one needs to know the number of people you’ve slept with.

3. Casual dating is not the same as casual sex and when you are casually dating you definitely need to go out on dates instead of being cooped up inside the house.

4. Just because you’re casually dating does not mean that the other person is also looking for the same. Respect their feelings. Don’t lead them on because you like them and the other options are not good enough. Don’t lie to them and continue dating.

5. Keep them away from your friends and family. You don’t want them to get the wrong hint and you don’t want to involve your friends and family in a casual relationship. Also, remember to stay away from their friends and family too.

6. Make sure that the other person knows to not expect any sort of commitment from your end and if you’re seeing more than one person, ensure that they know about the other people you’re seeing on the side.

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