Read on to get insight and decide if it’s worth it.
You most likely have similar interests, are in the same social circles, enjoy the same hobbies and you already know the other person cares about you.
Even though our attitude to relationships and what we consider casual has changed over time and includes foolishness like Friends With Benefits, Booty Calls (read: Dial A Lay) and the ‘option’ to boomerang in and out of an exes life at will, most of us still have this idea that someone who doesn’t want a relationship or just wants you for sex, will shag you once, or even a few times and then disappear, or just won’t bother to be with you.
Most of us are conditioned to think that when someone wants to ‘use’ you in a casual way, it’s for ‘sex’.
I was meeting a lady for dancing several times a week for a couple of months.
We also went out for drinks and dinner before or after dancing.
A good friend is loyal, supportive, understanding and shares the same interests as you.
Typically, these are the exact qualities that most people look for in a romantic relationship.
Aside from 2-3 weeks of intensity, the remainder of our five month ‘relationship’ was hot and cold, where both the frequency of seeing each other and the level of contact went downhill and I just didn’t know what to expect or what the hell was going on.
It was only when I started to fully acknowledge my discomfort and play the ‘relationship’ back that I realised it was a barely there relationship or as many refer to it, a casual relationship.
Additionally, casual dating can be an intriguing and exciting option because it enables you to keep the thrill of the chase alive as you’re able to pursue and date multiple people at once—all while staying completely unattached and uncommitted.
Casual dating truly leaves the door open for new people, new possibilities and new experiences without the obligation or burden of being tied down. Casual dating isn’t for everyone, and there are definite reasons why you shouldn’t engage in this kind of informal connection with others.