How to have a Successful Casual RelationshipFreyja
February 27, 2023
When it comes to casual relationships there is a thin line between success and disaster. Disaster usually occurs when two people are not honest or respectful about their or the other person's feelings. Freyja's got you covered with a couple key rules to help you have a more successful casual relationship.
- Self-reflection + honesty- before deciding or entering a casual relationship you need to be honest with yourself about what you want. Make sure to continually check in with yourself and do what's best for you!
- Communication - Once you know what you want, tell the other person. Make this clear so that you both can avoid any mixed signals or confusion. This will save both of you a lot of time and bullshit.
- Set Boundaries - make sure that both of you are on the same page.
- Check In - it's not enough to just have one conversation once. You have to continually check back in with the other person, to help avoid any hard feelings.
- Safety is Sexy- keep using protection and birth control. If you're in a casual relationship you gotta keep using protection, I can't stress this enough especially if you're both sleeping with multiple people. If they try to pressure you into not using protection then throw them in the bin. No one should ever pressure you into not using protection, they can fuck a duck.
- Keep Seeing Other People - you want to keep dating! That's the whole benefit and point of a casual relationship, you can see other people with no strings attached. If you don't do this you run the risk of catching the feels or putting too much importance on your 'casual' relationship. So, best to avoid that danger zone.
- Don't shit where you eat - don't have a casual relationship with anyone from work, university classes or your friendship group. If you do that you're just asking for trouble.
- Don't meet each other's Friends- this is an important rule. Don't mix your friend groups. That can bring your casual relationship into a grey area. Plus, do you really want the hassle of having to meet their friends?
- Be Flexible - the key to a successful casual relationship is flexibility! It's also a great perk because if both of you aren't busy then you can get some much needed sex.
- No Social Media - Keep your casual relationship off of social media. Don't post any photos or stories of the two of you! That's just kinda weird. Don't be that person.
- No Spamming - keep the texting to a minimal. It's different if it's your partner then you can send them all the memes you want. But if you're in a casual relationship then constant texting by needy.
- Don't linger - after having sex it's probably best not to stay around for too long, as this can lead to deeper conversations and can blur the lines between your casual relationship and a committed relationship.
- Respect - be respectful of the other person's feelings. If the other person suddenly wants to stop the relationship, then you have to respect that. Just because it's a casual relationship does not give you a free pass to act like a cunt.
- Don't Ghost - don't suddenly ghost the other person. This is just kinda rude, espeically if you've had sex with that person. It's fine if you don't want to see them again, just make that clear. Ghosting is only okay if they've done something really creepy or strange.
Hopefully these rules help you succeed at having a casual relationship. However, casual relationships are not for everyone, and that's perfectly okay! Here are some indicators which may suggest a casual relationship is not for you:
- Do you easily develop romantic feelings? Then it's probably best you stay clear of casual relationships.
- Are you prone to jealousy or insecurity? Then a casual relationship may bring you a lot of anxiety. Best to avoid it.
- Do you need labels? Then casual isn't for you.
- Do you prefer having an emotional connection with another person? Then this isn't for you and that's okay!
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