One of the trendiest forms of relationship is â€œcasual dating.â€
With no boundaries and keeping it simple, young people nowadays prefer casual dating a lot as it has become the easiest and most experimental way to understand if you want someone in the long run or not.
Sometimes keeping it casual and light is the best you can do for yourself. And to enjoy the perks of casual dating, you first need to differentiate it from a committed relationship. Hence, we bring to you a few tips to help you casually date better.
Is this what you want?
Think through your decision of going in for casual dating. Donâ€™t do it because you just saw your ex looking happy with someone else. Be honest with yourself first, and then take the leap. Know the reason for being in a casual relationship and tell that to anyone you are considering to date.
Know your partnerâ€™s perspective
After a romantic dinner or a fun drive, tell them how you felt and ask the same. There may be a chance that they are developing feelings after some time or vice versa. They may have felt discomfort or awkward because of something; ask them and listen. Try to understand their point. Even in a casual relationship, you two should be clear about what you like or dislike.
Are things going as planned?
Sometimes you may feel this isnâ€™t what you want, but you like the person. Communicate freely and express your feelings to be on the same page. Give each other space and time to think and talk, so that no one gets hurt. Plan out what you want and how you want, and talk to your partner about the same. If you both want the same things, you are heading right.
Please do whatever you want, this isnâ€™t a relationship, and you arenâ€™t committed to answering their call. All the relationship drama like fights compromise your time with friends because of them, talking on call for hours isnâ€™t needed in casual dating. Remember, you are the one who decides what you want and when without being accountable.
No relationship drama
Leave all the relationship specifics in that past relationship. Donâ€™t go all â€œwhy are you with them and not meâ€; there is no space for that in casual relationships. It would help if you were relaxed about the fact that you both have a separate life but enjoy spending time together.
No future plans
Donâ€™t plan trips for next year with your date. Future planning is for committed people, and you are in a casual relationship. Making plans for the weekend two days prior is what you do. There are high chances you meet someone else and like them instantly; you donâ€™t want to feel like you cheated on them or vice versa.
SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA